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I RANSITION is not merely a single force in Man's life — it is a unique, in- 
tegral facet of his existence, the unchanging constant of change. For in 
all the universe, only the Almighty is immutable. All else is in a transitory 

Cyclical and methodical, the change that is a component of nature 
brings day and night, spring and fall, hot and cold. Sometimes purposeful, 
often haphazard, the transition that man wreaks on the personal level of his 
existence affects us all. 

This change, the result "of a constant striving for the perfection of 
heaven, that is Paradise, rejuvenates society in the repeating pattern of 
nature. The threads of each man's personal transition become part of the 
vast fabric of change which records the story of mankind. 

— Chaim Feller 
Michael Novick 











Elchanite Staff 50 

G.O 52 

Student Court 55 

Arista 56 

Bulletin 58 

Topics 59 

Library 60 

1133 p 61 

Minor Publications 62 

Service Squad 64 

Chagigot 66 

Variety Nite 68 

Y.O.C 70 

High School Bowl 71 

Debating 72 

Math Team 74 

Inter-Y eshiva 74 

Chess and Checkers 75 

Varsity 76 

Minor Sports 78 

Swimming 80 

J.V 81 

Intramurals 82 


Dedication — G. Schiff, J. Brettholz 84 

Eagle — G. Schiff 85 

Anticipation — A. Ragen 86 

Remembrance — M. Novick 87 

Dawn — A. Kaye 87 

We Believe— C. Feller 88 

Shifts in Reality— H. Obstfeld 89 

Homecoming — J. Newman 90 

That Kinda Guy — G. Jonisch 91 

Doomsday Plus One — D. Kaufman 92 




|HE Administration is responsible for tine physical, mental, and 
spiritual well-being of the student body of YUHSB. It has, as al- 
ways, concerned itself ably with every aspect of our curriculum, 
with our best interests at heart, and with our physical facilities 
and our extracurricular program, so as to provide a well-rounded 

Student requests were always fully considered in reaching 
administrative decisions on all levels, in order to achieve mutually 
satisfactory solutions. 

Rahhi Abraham N. ZurolT. Principal 

Mr. ChHk^ I Board. 


Dr. Samuel Belkin. President, 


Mr. Samuel Levine, Director 


1060 President Street 

2270 Church Avenue 

Avenue M & H. 14 Street 

Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz 

Rabbi Zelo Schussheim 

Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky 

Rabbi Peretz Yogel. Talmud Examiner 

DEING a distinctive and unique part of the school program, our 
morning studies are a special source of interest to all students. 
Inspiring religious guidance and learning are offered by its highly 
capable Rabbis, who are renowned leaders of many of the city's 
Orthodox communities. This year, the entire school undertook the 
study of the tractate Makkoth, which was exhaustively parsed with 
most D'U/nSQ. The choice of the D'ann "13n, it was well 

received in all the shiurim. Although major emphasis is placed on 
Talmud, the student also receives a strong foundation in the basic 
beliefs of Judaism which will insure his adherence to our code of 

Rabbi Solomon Drillman 

Rabbi Samuel Shmidman 

Rabbi Herbert Bomzer 

Rabbi Joseph Epstein 



Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz 

Rabbi Wolf Durchin 

Rabbi Samuel Fink 

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Rabbi Herman Frankel 


Mr. Alvin Baron 

Mr. Joseph Strum Mr. Arthur Arluck 

I N ANY subject or profession, English is a basic tool. The complete English 
language background offered by our mentors during the required four year 
course arms us for success in any future endeavor, and serves as a focal 
point for the articulation of many interests of the students. 

Consisting mainly of a background in literature and technical English 
for underclassmen, and American and English literature for juniors and 
seniors, the program was recently expanded to include preparation for the 
College Boards and the State Regents Scholarship. The evidence of the 
success of this addition is in our consistently high scores and vi/inning per- 
centages on these examinations. 


Mr. Sidney Gold 

Mr. Joseph Brand 

Mr. William Shakespeare 

Edward Horelick 

Mr. Robert E. Bassell 

Mr. Isaac J. Cantor 

Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein 

Rabbi Yaakov Dardac 

Rabbi Matthew Clark 


rOREIGN languages, with a total requirement of six years of 
study — four of Hebrew and two of either French or Spanish — form 
the bulk of our varied curriculum. To supplement these required 
courses, YUHSB students are offered a third year of French for 
Regents credit, an elective of Jewish Philosophy that has attracted 
many seniors with its intriguing concepts and, often, an optional 
course in Latin. 

Mr. Maurice Mashal 

Rabbi Wilfred Wolfson 

3INCE science and technology have gained added importance in 
this atomic age, the science department has become increasingly 
popular. The optional courses of chemistry and physics have 
gained a following almost as wide as that of the required general 
science and biology. All courses made use of the expanded lab- 
oratory .facilities. 


A FAVORITE among many students, Math in our school is taught 
by highly popular instructors. The mathematics branch of the fac- 
ulty has been enlarged in number and strengthened in quality dur- 
ing our four-year stay in YUHSB. The requirement was extended 
from two-and-one-half to three years; and many pupils take advan- 
tage of electives to complete another full year of advanced study 
with one-term courses in Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry 
and Calculus. 

Rabbi Louis Coopi 

social studies 

Mr. Arthur Becker 

Mr. Sidney Zuckoff 

Mr. Lowell Sanders 

(t is the weighty responsibility of the social studies faculty to 
teach the student body the basics of good citizenship. Through 
three-and-one-half years of geography, world and American history, 
and economics, and a term-long political science elective, YUHSB 
students are given a broad education that guarantees historical 
perspective and an insight into the economic and political forces 
in our society. 

Rabbi Simon Raskin 

Mr. Morris Purcell 


JMALLEST in the school, the Minors Department serves the stu- 
dent body effectively and unobtrusively in art, music, and physical 
educaiion. The most prominent aspects of the art course are its 
emphasis on the fundamentals and history of art, while the music 
program stresses the appreciation of the famous classical works. 
In physical education new developments included the addition of a 
gym room and the acquisition of weightlifting equipment, a reduc- 
ing machine and various body building apparatus in line with the 
National Fitness Program. 

Mr. Harry Morse 

Mr. Harry Allan 

Mr. Leon Leibowitz 

office staff 

Mrs. Yetta Rosenman 


I HE OFFICE staff was expanded during our sojourn in YUHSB, 
mal<ing it even more efficient. Composed of Mrs.- Y. Rosenman, 
Mrs. S. Shapiro, Mrs. Z. Masliansky, and Miss Z. Scheinberg, the 
staff was ably aided by two students, Ari Sommer and Lionel Cohen. 

Mr. John Santiago 

UNDER the leadership of Mr. John Santiago, the Maintenance 
squad, composed of a vast number of his relatives, kept the school 
clean, sanitary, and well-fed, while fighting a never-ending battle 
against the subversive activities of the Kashruth Commission. 

Miss Zelda Scheinberg 




Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8; Atom 
Art Editor 7-8; Commissions 7-8; English 
Library 3; Hebrew Library 7-8; Service 
Squad 1-2; Chagigot 5, 7-8. 

After an inauspicious beginning as a 
doodler in Mr. Allan's class, Harv de- 
velaped into a top-grade cartoonist and 
look the art helm of many YUHSB maga- 
zines. The learner of the elite, he wilt major 
in biology at YU. 

"Long hair made good lool<ing men 
more handsome." Plutarch 

Class Vice-President 2; Swimming Team 
3-8; Service Squad 3-5; Radio Club 6-8. 

Morris spent his last two years in BT.4 
arguing with G-d over infinity and zero. 
Though self -effacing, he made a lasting and 
pleasing impression on his classmates, fel- 
low Aqtiamen, and wavelength watchers. 

". . . and even less than that." 

Looie, Blessed be He 

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Pay or die ' 



Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Bulletin 
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Arista 4-8; Student 
Court Justice 7; Class President 5; Serv- 
ice Squad Captain 7; Checker Team 7-8; 
Hausman Award 3. 

Bayo. or Beowolf, as he was known to 
"Hand.mme John," holds the record for the 
most censored Bulletins. While so excel- 
lently guiding our weekly paper with effi- 
cient news coverage and timely evaluation 
of vital school problems, Marv freed the 
Service Squad of corruption during his 
term as captain. He will triple jump from 
Brooklyn to City, to get away from Mr, 
Baron and closer to his beloved Dodgers. 

"Newspapers to be interesting must 
be unmolested." Frederick the Great 


Class Vice-President 8, Athletic Man- 
ager 2-5; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Track Team 
1-8; Softball Team 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; 
Intramurals 1-8; School Weightlifting 
Champion 7-8. 

Senor Berger's ability at mime and crea- 
tive comedy made him a VIP at Chagiga 
time. Although small in stature, he could 
play basketball with the best of 'em and 
rose to prominence as choral director in 
Club 105. Moish will keep leaving the 
crowds laughing while majoring in account- 
ing at City. 

"His hair should wither and his hands 
should fall out." Levine ? 

Lab Assistant 7-8; Engaged 7; Married 8; 
Good Guy 7-8. 

Chubby Nachum. the school's strictest 
proctor, came to us in our senior year from 
the S'micha program up in ye oV Yeshiva. 
Since we readily accepted him as one of 
the nicest guys in TA, we can all imder- 
stand Mrs. Berlat's choice. 

"Quick Norm, lock the door to the 
library." Steiner 

Yugar Managing Editor 5-6; Associate 
Editor 7-8; Times Bureau 5-6, Head 7-8; 
Service Squad 3-4, Lieutenant 5-6; Team 
Statistician 7-8; Office Squad 1-6; Bulle- 
tin Typing 2-4. 

Head of the successful Times Subscrip- 
tion Bureau, Nisson devoted his spare time 
to hockey and the Yugar. Amiable out- 
going and ever-ready to lend a helping 
hand, he could always be found. 

"Score !" Wynn Elliot 

Class Vice-President 8; Chagigot 7-8; 
Topics Typing 7; Lab Squad 3; Subscrip- 
tion Bureau 6; Intramural Debating 7: 
Elchanite Play 6. 

Joe's iinitalion of B/p Mo neither raised 
nor lowered his average in a certain major 
subject. One of R. Schussheim's stalwarts, 
he was the first YUHSBite to be stricken by 
Beatlemania, and was our top cheerleader. 
Brooklyn will help him in his future bio- 
logical endeavors. 

"I wanna hold your hand." 

George, John, Paul and Ringo 


Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Swim- 
ming Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Student 
Court Chief Justice 7; Class President 7; 
Lab Squad 3-6, Head 7-8; Atom Manag- 
ing Editor 7-8; Service Squad 5, Lt. 6; 
Topics Photography 5-8; Elchanite Art 8; 
Intramurals 4-6. 

Tommy, the star captain of our Aqua- 
men, sparked the swimming team to a 
string of championships. Between meets he 
used his photographic skills as a Photog- 
raphy Editor of the Elchanite. His exuber- 
ance will insure him success as an MD. 

"Water, water, everywhere." 


Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; Bulletin As- 
sociate Editor 7-8; Student Court Justice 
7; Class Vice-President 6; Sifriyon Asso- 
ciate Editor 7-8; Arista 4-8; Y.O.C. 7-8; 
Hebrew Library 1-3; Service Squad 2, 
4-5; Class Debating 1-8; Hausman 
Awards 3, 5. 

Irv surprised everyone by running for 
president in his eighth term. A regular 
member of the exclusive lea club, he regu- 
larly arrived late for class. Bud will con- 
tinue his search for truth in history and 
religion at Yeshiva. 

"Genius is religious." Emerson 

Brother's Grin 

The Dib Society 

Varsity Basketball 5-8; J.V. 1-4; Bowling 
Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Handball Team 
5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; 
Class Vice-President 2, Athletic Man- 
ager 3, 4; Bulletin 7-8; Class Debating 6; 
Intramurals 1-4. 

or grey Sam rolled and bounced his way 
lo stardom as he led the bowling and hand- 
ball teams to very successful seasons. Pull- 
ing off some clear thinking in Mr. Barons 
class, he warmed the benches for Herbie 
and Irv as a two year sanitation man and 
Yugar. His friendly demeanor will accom- 
pany him through his academic career at 

"The ol' grey mare she ain't what she 
used to be." Folk Song 

Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Commis- 
sions' Head 7-8; Yugar Editor-in-Chief 
7-8; Topics Sports Editor 7-8; Varsity 
Basketball 3-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basket- 
ball 1-2; Student Court Justice 7-8; Class 
President 8, Vice-President 3-6; Intra- 
murals 1-2. 

The taller half of Bret and Brett, Hal 
paced the Yugars to a playoff spot. Cap- 
tain of the basketball team, he headed 
sports publications as well, as the Topics 
Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the 

"And he hath broken that pretty 
finger." Butchered from Shakespeare 

Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8, Topics 
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; News Editor 5-6; 
Business Manager 1-4; Student Court 
Justice 8; H. S. Bowl Team 7-8; Service 
Squad Lieutenant 7; Elchanite Play 4; 
Varsity Debating 7-8; Intramurals 1-8; 
Learner 5. 

The second half of Bret and Brett, Jack 
was the first senior to receive a service 
"Y". As Editor-in-Chit^f of The Topics, he 
guided the newspaper to successful heights 
without alienating the administration. A 
friend of R. Fink's and a sideline star of the 
H.S. Bowl Team, Brett will major in Po- 
litical Science at Brooklyn. 

"No, I won't let you go out with my 
daughter." R. Fink 

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Office Squad 6, Head 7-8; Elchanite Typ- 
ing 1-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4; Service 
Squad 3-6; Variety Nite 4; Elchanite Play 
6; Audio Visual Squad 7-8. 

Lionel, who spent more time in the book- 
room than in Rabbi K's class, unhappily 
gave up his free time to travel to Central. 
One of the two students permitted to enter 
the inner sanctum of the mimeo room, he 
will enter Yeshiva in the fall. 

"Isn't that the name of an electric train 
company?" Y.D. 

Atom Managing Editor 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; 
Whale Stamp Company 1-8; Service 
Squad 1-4; Ticket Bureau 3; Football 1-8. 

Whale, the only senior with liis own 
stamp company, also concerned himself 
with other types of printed material. An 
avid football Giant fan, Mike made it a 
habit of attending all their Sunday games. 
His business-like manner will aid him in 

"It's impossible to suppose a Giant the 
object of love." Burke 

Topics Feature Editor 8; Dialect Spanish 
Editor 7-8; Atom Science Editor 7-8; 
Arista 8; Math Team 7; Chagigot 7-8; 
Commissions 7; Class Debating 4; Haus- 
man Awards 3,5,7; Service Squad 3. 

Consistent Slu made it a habit of leading 
the honor roll every term. Quiet and un- 
assuming, he nevertheless possessed a rol- 
licking laugh and a sparkling sense of hu- 
mor. Stu will maintain his position at the 
head of the class at Y. U. 

"If you are wise, laugh." Martial 

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Bowling Team 7-8; Handball Team 7-8; 
Softball Team 7-8; Class Debating Man- 
ager 5-6; Bulletin Typing 6-8; Minor Pub- 
lications 6-8; Service Squad 7; Audio- 
Visual Squad 8. 

Morty. who patronized Spinella's third 
establishment, as well as his first and sec- 
ond, was a hard-working student. A fre- 
quent visitor to the Rabbi's office, he was 
well-liked by those teachers who under- 
stood him. A sci-fi addict, he will major in 
engineering at Cooper Union. 

"Let's to billiards " Shakespeare 

Senora Rosenman, an admit por fay 

Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Track 
Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Soccer Team 
5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; English Library 
1-6, Head 7-8; Class Debating 5-8; Intra- 
murals 1-8. 

A zealous reader, Ruby impressed his 
friends with his vast store of knowledge. 
He amazed even Mr. B. with mythological 
references, and Mo with what he learned 
from Mr. B. His inclinations and memory 
were photographic. 

"Les filles sont belles." Mashal 

Service Squad 4-6; Y. O. C. 7-8; Student 

Fred, who came to BTA from Lefferts 
in his sophomore year, rapidly demon- 
strated a great love for learning. Rabbi 
Dardac's pet bane, he enthusiastically cam- 
paigned against Corn Flakes. He will as- 
cend the ladder of Torah at Chaim Berlin 
while attending Brooklyn night. 

"My name is Alfred but you can call 
me Fred." Fred 

Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Topics 
Managing Editor 8; Arista 4-6, President 
7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Leader 7-8; Chagigot 
1-6, Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6, Co- 
Leader 7-8; Service Squad Capt. 6; 
Student Court 5,8; Commissions 6; Class 
President 2, Ath. Mgr. 8; H. S. Bowl Man- 
ager 7-8; Math Team 7-8; Tennis Team 
7-8; Track Team 8; Y. O. C. 1-6, Head 
7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4; Hausman 
Awards 3,5,7. 

Chain}, who disliked tea. nonetheless 
went 'boiling' once too often. Althottgh 
he bore the burden of a great part of the 
YUHSB extracurricular program, he found 
rime to memorize the entire French book 
"by heart and in order." Playing a signifi- 
cant role in elevating the status of the 
minyan. he will continue his religious 
studies at Yeshiva while becoming 'Mv 
Son, the Doctor.' 

"Where is Feller?" The Faculty 

But Rabbi Ra.'^kin. I was only out five lime.'; I. 

Elchante Typing Editor 7-8; Review 3-4, 
Co-Editor 5-6, Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Dia- 
lect 3-4, Typing Editor 5-6, Editor-in- 
Chief 7-8; Hebrew Library 3-4, Co-Head 
5-6, Head 7-8; Atom Math Editor 7-8; 
Sifriyon Co-Editor 5-8; Intramurals 3-8; 
Math Team 7-8; Class Debating Team 
3-8; Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class 
Sec.-Treas. 3,5; Hausman Awards 5,7. 

Ziggie, an RJJ bochur with connections 
uptown, gained control of the minor pub- 
lications and managed to publish a Review. 
Our ace middle-linebacker, Seymour spent 
his senior year broadening his literary 
background and can now contentedly major 
in pre-med at Brooklyn. 

"Fertig did it!" The Economist 

English Library 1-5, Head 6-8; Class 
President 2,7; Glee Club 2; Chagigot 
7-8; Elchanite Play 6; Service Squad 2; 
Commissions 2-3. 

Art, one of Mr. B's men, worked his 
way to the top of the library in three years. 
The school's first sophomore member of 
club 106, his hilarious impersonation of 
Willy brought down the house at the Cha- 
gigot. Fooey's genial manner will gain him 
many friends at Brooklyn where he'll an- 
swer the call of medicine. 

"My library was dukedom large 
enough." Shakespeare 

Lionel Cohen, Office Squad Head 

Arista 4-8; Class President 5; Corollary 
Associate Editor 7-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4; 
Hebrew Library 1-4; Service Squad 3-4; 
Class Debating 1-3; Y.O.C. 5-8; Haus- 
man Awards 3,5,7. 

Religious, studious and quiet, Mel ef- 
ficiently succeeded in both Jewish and 
secular studies. He worked well with YOC 
and the Y.O.C. and rose to a prominent 
position in religious affairs. Wishing to 
make the most out of his diversified abili- 
ties, he will continue to bring his rebbes 
nuchas at Yeshiva. 

"Piety is the foundation of all virtues." 

Minor Publications 7-8; Football 1-8; 
Service Squad 1,3. 

An assiduous history student, Hank was 
our answer to Y.A. A perennial no-voter 
at Maurice's GO. meetings, he was Blady's 
favorite target. Brooklyn will see him 
enter into a bright career in history. 

"To be a really good historian is the 
rarest of intellectual distinctions." 


Kommie 1-4; Topics Typing 5-6; Atom 
7-8; Review 7-8; Hausman Award 7; Yogy 

Lenny, who was imported by T.A. to 
bolster the Hebrew department, pleased 
everyone with his gentle humor and flash- 
ing grin. Forced to attend concerts in order 
to complete the required program, he 
soon developed a love for music. His edu- 
cation at Brooklyn will pave the way to 
prosperity in engineering. 

"Music that gently on the spirit lies." 

Student Court Chief Justice 8; Arista 
6-8; Class President 8; Review Typing 
Editor, 7-8; Yugar Typing Editor 7-8; 
Dialect Typing Editor 7-8; Topics Circu- 
lation Mgr. 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap- 
tain 7-8; J. V. Basketball 3-4; Service 
Squad 1-4; Captain 7; Intramurals 1-8; 
Hausman Award 3; Boss 5. 

Big Eli was guardian of ihe gates at the 
G.O. office and at Yugar games. Typing 
editor of about fourteen publications, he 
was often found lumbering down to first 
base. He will make good use of his slide 
rule and delta X's while majoring in math 
al Brooklyn. 

"You are no beauty!" 

The Heart Foundation 


Arista 5-7, Vice-President 8; Bulletin 3-4; 
Corollary 6-7; Class Vice-President 5, 
Athletic Manager 8; Math Team 6-8; 
Glee Club 3-4; Softball Team 6-8; Ser- 
vice Squad 5; Hausman Award 3. 

Henry's avidity for basketball was sur- 
passed only by his love for Looie. His con- 
scientiousness brought him success in ath- 
letics, math, and Arista, while he assured 
himself of good marks by calmly memoriz- 
ing Orgel. Hank will wheel, deal and en- 
gineer his way through City. 

Sifriyon Associate Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8 
Elchanite Art Squad 7-8; Glee Club 1-3 
Service Squad 3-4; Hebrew Library 5-6 
Class Debating 1-2,4. 

Morty, though a learner, was often at 
odds with his rebayim over philosophic 
Judaism. Always open for discussion, he 
was a steady worker for the Hebrew Li- 
brary. Next year he will change his didac- 
tic philosophies for test tubes while he 
majors in bio at Amsterdam Ave. 

"A Philosopher is one who doubts." 


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Two bucks on Abadaba in the second. 

Arista 5-8; Student Court Justice 7; 
Class Vice-President 3,6; Y.O.C. 1-6, 
Head 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 5; 
J.V. Basketball 3-4; Softball Team 7-8; 
Chess Team 1-4; School Charity Col- 
lector 5-8; Hausman Award 3,5,7. 

Spending his last two years counting 
Tzdakah in the big one's office, Moishe 
gained acclaim as the school's top dredel 
player. While leading the Y.O.C, he flour- 
ished as the school's best Talmud Learner. 
A firm believer in Torah L'shmah, he will 
become an international charity collector, 
"schnorring" in Ponovez and Yeshiva. 

"Charity begins in B.T.A." 

Old Elchanite 

Behind the 8 hall. 

Kommie 1-4; Dialect French Editor 7-8; 
Elchanite Typing 7-8; Atom Business 
Manager 7-8; Sifriyon 5-6; Yugar 7-8; Re- 
view 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 7-8; 
Commissions 7; Class Debating 5-6; 
Intramurals 5-8. 

A quickly assimilated Kommie, Ronnie 
enjoyed basketball and history during his 
tvfo-year stay at B.T.A. He divided his 
time equally between the boy's school and 
Central in an effort to achieve closer har- 
mony with our sister institution. Soon, 
however. Reb Gross will delve into the 
mysteries of the Talmud at our mother 

"No ecclesiastic should be present at 
a dance." Calvin 

Kommie 1-4; Elchanite Art Squad, 7-8; 
Topics 6-8; Glee Club 5-8; Chagigot 5-8; 
Variety Nite 6-8; Radio Club 5-8; Class 
Debating 7-8; Intramurals 7-8. 

"Bruno," who majored in minors in his 
two years at YUHSB, covered the High 
School Bowl games for the Topics. With 
his extensive experience in mechanical 
drawing he will major, in architecture at 

"The joyfulness of a man prolongeth 
his days." Ecclesiastes 

Class Debating 1-6; Manager 8; Sub- 
scription Bureau 5-8; Atom Business 7-8; 
Sifriyon 1-6, Service Squad 1-3; Glee 
Club 1-4; Variety Night 8; Chagigot 6-8; 
Y.O.C. 1-3; Biggest Student Court File 

Jolly Cholly, the tobacconist, could 
always be found smoking, joking, and 
writing censorable songs in the GO. office. 
BTA's court jester, he slngle-slomachedly 
supported Cy's and the Dib's pizza shop. 
Chisky's serious and earnest beliefs, sugar- 
coated with a sharp wit, will bring him 
quick popularity in college? 

"Happiness is pink and white." 


Y.O.C. 5-8; Dialect 5; Service Squad 1-2; 
French Tutor 1-2. 

Well known to one and all for his fervor 
in Talmud, Chonah spent two years in 
YUHSB fighting for truth, justice, and 
Torah. His desire for learning led him from 
Erasmus to the Kashruth Commission and 
spiritual heights. He serves as a model of 
the inspiration that our Yeshiva can offer. 

"A man of learning has riches within 
him." Phaedrus 

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Topics 5-8; Bulletin 5-8; Soccer Team 
5-6, Captain 7-8; Swimming Team 5-6; 
Audio-Visual Squad 5-8; Class Debating 

Mr. Hungary of 1964, Alex pioneered 
the I.Y. Soccer league. As the Yusox' Cap- 
tain and "best" goalie he led the team to 
many thrilling victories. Known for his 
veracity, Alex will continue at City. 

"Wherever there is an Hungarian there 
is a quarrel." Polish Proverb 

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This is where the banners are. 

Class Debating 1-4, Manager 6; Varsity 
Debating 5-8; Service Squad 2-4, Lieu- 
tenant 7; Track Team 6-8; Intramurals 3. 

George, who originated the second min- 
yan, challenged R. Kanalopsky with many 
basic questions, A morning reader and a 
rugged individualist, he will not attend 
Yeshiva, but will instead go to college 

"Absence makes the heart grow 
fonder." Proverb 

Atom Art Editor 7-8; Arista 8; Service 
Squad 1-7, Captain 8; Class President 7, 
Vice-President 2; Ticket and Subscrip- 
tion Bureau Head 5-8; Bowling Team 
7-8; Dialect 1-6. 

Charlie's versatility gained him success 
in the school's extra-curricular program as 
well as in Rabbi Epstein's shiur, where he 
spent three years. A fine artist and a sport's 
enthusiast, his talents ranged from cartoons 
to handball and golf. His flair for science 
coupled with his natural curiosity should 
prove the right ingredients for a medical 
career after Brooklyn. 

"Sorry Charlie! Only the best tuna get 
to be canned." Shark 

Class President 8, Athletic Manager 7, 
Sec.-Treas. 1; Review Co-Editor 7-8; 
Dialect Co-Editor 7-8; Student Court 
Justice 8; Lab Squad 1-6; Service Squad 
1-2; Intramurals 1-8. 

Although Stiff y changed his name early 
in his career, he still remained an A.K. 
Originally from Crown Heights, he braved 
the dangers of the Island to bring "les 
chocolates" to Monsieur Mashal. With 
medicine his chosen profession. Arthur will 
move out of Rabbi Dardac's sphere of in- 
fluence at Brooklyn. 

"The physician is the flower of our 
civilization." Stevenson 


Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; Bulletin Manag- 
ing Editor 7; Class Vice-President 5, 
Debating Manager 2,4; Commissions 2, 
4-6; Math Team 5-8; Varsity Debating 
6-7; Tracl< Team 5-6; Bowling and Hand- 
ball Team 7-8; Gatekeeper 7-8; Service 
Squad Lt. 7; Intramurals 1-6. 

Phil, who travelled incognito to Spin- 
ella's, was better known in Flatbiish than 
in BTA. "Too busy" to continue liis hard 
job with the Bulletin, he devoted his time 
instead to the Elchanite, the Math Team 
and many sports. Cy's loss will be Brook- 
lyn's gain. 

"You don'f have to be Jewish to like 
Levy's rye." Advertisement 

Hebrew Library 3, Co-Head 4-6, Head 
7-8; Sifriyon Associate Editor 5-8; Arista 
8; Dialect 5-6, Atom 5-8; Elchanite Play 
3-5; Service Squad 5-6; Y.O.C. 5-8; 
Hausman Awards 5,7. 

Sheldon, who arrived in our soph year, 
rose quickly in the ranks of the pious few. 
Known for his sunny disposition, he helped 
to turn the Hebrew Library into a func- 
tioning and popular unit of the school. He 
plans to apply his knowledge of Talmudic 
logic in the study of history at Yeshiva. 

"Sheldon Kier is seldom here." 


Topics 8; Yugar Typing 5-7; Atom Busi- 
ness Staff 7; Service Squad 1-3; Student 
1-6, Senior 7-8. 

Aaron, an ardent Betari, defended his 
faith throughout many sessions with Rabbi 
Dardac. From his private booth in the 
pizza shop, he attacked Hashomer Hatzair 
and similar organizations. His interest in 
history evidenced itself in his proposed 
major uptown. 

■''?)/t.<Br\ K^T \Vi 

His pride. 


Kommie 1-4; Atom 7-8; Class Debating 
5-8; Manager 5; Points Commission 6; 
Service Squad 6. 

Stan, a Kommie and a member of the 
KKK (Klu-kaup-klan). joined us in the 
junior year. One of R. Kanatopsky's favor- 
ites, Klu owned the only true-blue Gem- 
morah cover in the classroom. His experi- 
ence with Mr, Becker's maps will lead to 
success in his history major at Brooklyn. 

"All works of art begin in Gemmorah." 
Purloined from Poe 

No, Rabbi Yogel. there won't be a tea room in the new building. 

Soccer Team 5-8; Track Team 5-8; He- 
brew Library 5; Science Club 5-6; Pool 
Team 7-8. 

Eli (pronounced L.E.) joined the senior 
class in our eighth term after two years of 
doubtful status, but was quickly made wel.- 
come. Always dressed to the eyeglasses, he 
did a fine job of cementing Israeli-Ameri- 
can relations here, and will keep doing so 
at City. 

"Always be well dressed." 

Hindu Proverb 

. and joy 

Varsity Basketball Manager 5-8; Elchan- 
ite Typing 1-2; Review 5-6; Topics 5-6; 
Yugar 5-8; Service Squad 1-6; Commis- 
sions 6. 

Teddy managed the Yugars and a large 
number of political campaigns. A victim of 
senioritis after three years of shuttling be- 
tween TA and Central, he spread his many 
talents over diverse activities. He will per- 
severe in history at Brooklyn. 

"An historian is a prophet in retro- 
spect." Von Schlege! 

Class Vice-President 7 Tennis Team 
7-8; Track Team 8, Yugar 7, Elections 
Commmissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Intra- 
murals 1-8. 

Ruby, who kept one eye out of Lowell's 
window, cut French for only three years, 
because only three years were offered. 
Bench star of the intramurals, he had much 
in common with the Yemenites at the 
pizza shops. He will follow the family 
tradition and major in physical education 
at Brooklyn. 

"He that hath a beard is more than a 
youth." Shakespeare 

Soccer Team 5-8; Math Team 5-8; Bul- 
letin Typing 6-8; Yugar Typing 6-8; Haus- 
man Award 5. 

Our first Israeli visitor, Sam was quickly 
Americanized. As the originator of Hebrew 
jotto, he spent many pleasant hours in 
Herman's hideaway perfecting it. He will 
continue rationalizing denominators and 
balancing equations at City. 

"Glory is departed from Israel." 

Samuel II 

Don't snitch. You know what happens if I get caught. 

Elchanite Typing 5-6; Bulletin Typing 
1-2; Service Squad 7; Science Club 1-2. 

Al, who was unprepossessing, disap- 
peared completely for two weeks in his 
eighth term. Always prudent, he will re- 
main as fine a student in Hunter as he was 
in BTA. 

"Modesty is a virtue." Fuller 

But I say they are kosher. 

Elchanite Business Manager 7-8; G.O. 
Vice-President 8; Class President 3-4,6; 
Athletic Manager 2; Varsity Basketball 
5-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Handball Team 
5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Ser- 
vice Squad 1-4, 

Tint, who has a whip-lashing tongue, was 
the first star in the history of the school to 
get suspended from Varsity. A real B.M.- 
O.C., Ed was obviously the Yugar best fit 
to warm benches. As an emulator of Cas- 
sius Clay, and a six term member of the 
student council, our Veep will rapidly be- 
come a champ at Brooklyn. 

"You're not too normal." Martin 

Class President 1; Commissions 1,7; 
Chagigot 3,7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Ten- 
nis Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. 

The foremost backyard basketball player, 
Sneaky Bob was so thin that he was brittle. 
Despite his pleasant personality, he was a 
prime target for Mr. Baron's cold stares. 
Outgoing and friendly, he is sure to become 
popular at Brooklyn. 

"Skin and broken bones." 

Old Expression 

Kommie 1-4; Class Debating 5-8; J.V. 
Swimming 5; Intramurals 6-8. 

Seymour, who went ice-skating just a 
little too much, remained Rabbi Y's ketza- 
leh. A voracious reader, he utilized his 
common sense to create a personal phil- 
osophy of life which will guide his actions 
at City. 

"Neustein, I don't like your attitude." 



Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De- 
bating 5-7; Service 'Squad 2-4. 

Joe, who complained his way lo the 
Complaints Commission, became highly 
enthused in his debates with YD. Leaving 
class but once a day, he spent his spare 
time and money at club 301. Joe should 
continue in fine style as a disciple of Hip- 
pocrates at Brooklyn. 

"I larn't him to chaw terbacker." Hay 

Service Squad 1-4, Lieutenant 7; Bowl- 
ing Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Intra- 
murals 1-8. 

Unfortunately entangled in an accident, 
Harv had a slightly imperfect alibi. Con- 
stantly practicing for his important rote on 
the bowling team, he was always well-re- 
ceived at Flatbush. Harvey's debonair per- 
sonality will open the doors for him at 

"Be the man with the Florida tan." 

Sam Levenson 

Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; I.Y. Secre- 
tary 7-8; I.Y. Representative 6; Bulletin 
3-6; Editorial Advisor 7-8; Topics 3-6, 
Feature Editor 7; Class Debating 1-4,7- 
8, Manager 1,2,4; Varsity Debating 5-6; 
J.V. Debating 3-4; Yugar Art Editor 7-8; 
Review Literary Editor 7-8; Dialect 
French Editor 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; 
Elcha-Play Production Manager 6; Haus- 
man Award 3,5; Arista 5-8. 

Mike's abilities in English and art led 
him to positions on the editorial boards of 
most school publications. The first YUHSB 
student to discover Ayn Rand, his acquain- 
tance with all aspects of literature gained 
him a spot on the H.S. Bowl Team, and 
will facilitate his English major at Brook- 

"Man's mind is his basic tool of ex- 
istence". Ayn Rand 

So that's what happened to Morse's DnilD 


G.O. President 8, Vice-President 7, Ath- 
letic Manager 6; Topics Circulation Man- 
ager 8, Business Manager 1; Varsity 
Basketball 5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. 1-2, 
Captain 3-4; Arista 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 
7-8; Chagigot 5-8; Class Vice-President 
1, Athleteic Manager 4; Variety Nite 6; 
Leader 8; Commissions 3-4; Service 
Squad 1-4; Cina 7-8. 

Paul, a "senior" for two years, was one 
of the most popular boys in BTA. He 
worked his way up through the GO. from 
Athletic Manager to President, and his 
many achievements included scoring high- 
est on the boards and becoming a captain 
of tlie Yugars. Nuss will continue to suc- 
ceed in all his endeavors. 

"It's true! Blondes do have 

Bulletin Associate Editor 8; Topics Typ- 
ing Editor 7-8; Arista 6-7, Secretary 8; 
Yugar Managing Editor 7-8; Atom Typing 
Editor 7-8; Commissions 6-8; H.S. Bowl 
Team 7-8; Glee Club 6; Hausman Award 

Harold finally broke through Democratic 
prejudice to become Associate Editor of 
the Bulletin in his eighth term. Positive of 
*'' 's capabilities, his philosophical con- 
tentions led to many heated arguments. An 
idealist, Harold is sure of the supremacy of 
the Yankees and will major in Poll Set at 

"History is philosophy teaching by 
example." Dionysius 


Right under his nose 

English Library 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Arista 
8; Class Debating 3,5,7; Chagigot 7-8: 
Commmissions 7, Glee Club 1-2. 

Rip Van Osty, who decided to make 
things easier for Bob by shortening his 
name, slept his way to a 93 from R. Kana- 
topsky. One of Big Mo's 12 diehards, 
Bernie was also a consistent minyanaire. 
His library knowledge and broad back- 
ground will aid him in Brooklyn. 

"Life is but a dream." Song 

Feller, don' I you know it's 9:30! 

Atom Associate Editor 7-8; Review Liter- 
ary Editor 7-8; Class Debating 3-8, Man- 
ager 7; Track Team 6; Soccer Team 5-8; 
Lab Squad 3-8; Minor Publications 6-8. 

Zokev, a word well known on chairs and 
walls, reached stardom when he scored 
high on the PS AT and slate scholarship. 
His mastery of English and Science wilt 
stand him in good stead at Yeshiva where 
he will go on aiding minor publications. 

"Science is the labor of the mind; Po- 
etry, its creation." Bacon 

Topics Circulation Manager 7-8; Math 
Team 4-6, Co-Captain 7-8; Class Vice- 
President 4; Arista 8; H.S. Bowl Team 
7-8; Class Debating 1-8, Manager 5,7-8; 
Service Squad 3; Hausman Award 7. 

Bob was equally talented in Math and 
English. Scoring a perfect 800 in the Ad- 
vanced Achievement, he was also a skillful 
captain of his debating team. The diverse 
abilities that earned him a place on the 
H.S. Bowl Team will serve him well when 
he travels from Cooper to Cooper Union. 

"Science is organized knowledge." 


Corollary Associate Editor 7-8; Class 
President 2, Vice-President 3; Arista 4-8; 
Tennis Team 7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4; 
Class Debating 1-8; Glee Club 1-4. 

A ten o'clock scholar, Burt astounded 
everyone with his calligraphic proficiency. 
Possessor of a fine mind for Talmud and 
fortified with myriad imaginative excuses, 
his intimacy with Orgel led to many grand- 
iloquent expository chefs-d'oeuvres. His stay 
in the "highest shiur" will help him when 
he follows his colleagues to 186th Street. 

"A quick and legible hand is no mean 
accomplishment." Quintillian 

Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Varsity Debat- 
ing 5-8, Manager 6; Arista 6-8; Yugar 
Manager 5-8; Class President 6-8; Eng- 
lish Library 1-2; Class Debating 1-4, 
Manager 1; Hausman Award 3,7. 

Alex, who wasted no time gaining po- 
litical power, served successfully as School 
Debating Manager, Elchanite Art Editor, 
and manager of the Varsity. Sharp-witted, 
Fang pierced many inflated egos. A part 
time learner, his artistic personality will 
brighten Brooklyn. 

"Art is necessary to one who com- 
mands." Machiavelli 

Commissions 8; Class Debating 1-6; 
Glee Club 1-2; Hebrew Library 7-8; Ser- 
vice Squad 5-6; Intramurals 1-6. 

Danny, who became immortalized by 
Doc's famous call, originated the fairy 
five-four. A revivified learner, he stead- 
fastly boycotted the minyan. His facile 
mind and strong beliefs will he of good 
service in Brooklyn. 

"Oh R. . .r. . .r. .ayiss. .!" 

The Good Doctor 

Bowling Team 5-8; Co-Captain 7-8; Com- 
missions 4-5; Class Debating 3-6; Intra- 
murals 3-8; Cutting Team 7-8. 

Stu, our Bowling enthusiast, was a rare 
visitor in our senior year. The first grad 
to merit a traffic summons, he was never 
quite able to get an excused admit. Mr. 
Becker's sweetest sweetheart, he will com- 
plete his academic studies at City. 

"Let them eat cheesecake." 

Arthur B. Antoinette 

Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 8; 
Minor publications 7-8; Class Debating 
6; Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 5-8. 

Arthur, who arrived two years late, 
came up against the "Z" in his first experi- 
ence with TA society. This had no effect 
on his stock-table memory, which will re- 
main one of his surest assets while he 
pursues a medical career at Yeshiva. 

"Arthur m'boy, the hell with the bull 
and the bear." L.K.S. 

Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Varsity 
Debating 5-8, School Manager 7; Class 
President 2,3; Service Squad 4, Lieuten- 
ant 5; Class Debating 1-4, Manager 1, 

Moe, a staunch Ranger fan, starred for 
the Zealots, and rose to major league status 
when presented with his own hockey stick 
and uniform. He defended the debating 
status quo against Bulletin editorials and 
prided himself upon his brilliant imita- 
tion of the tall one. With his ebullient per- 
sonality, he shall overcome all obstacles at 

"Take your hat, your coat, and your 
hockey stick, and get the puck out of 
here." The Big Referee 

Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Topics 
Editor-in-Chief 7-8, News Editor 5-6; Dia- 
lect Executive Editor 7-8; Class Debating 
1-4; Manager 3,6; J.V. Debating 3-4; Var- 
sity Debating 5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; 
Glee Club 1-8; Student Court Justice 7; 
Variety Nite 1-8; Hausman Award 7; 
Arista 8. 

Our only professional writer, Gary S. 
was Mr. Baron's favorite author as well. 
The Topics' editor was also star of the 
H.S. Bowl Team and Mashal's "best of the 
students." A well-rounded individual and 
possessor of a vast store of knowledge. 
Gar will continue soaking up culture at 

"A man of letters and of manners too." 

Lab Assistant Norman Berlat, Lab Squad Heads Thomas Bloom, 
Leonard Tribuch, Harvey Weisman. 

Stronger than dirt. 

Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; l.Y. Rep- 
resentative 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap- 
tain 7-8; Track Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; 
J.V. Basketball 3-4; Bow/ling Team 5-8; 
Class Athletic Manager 4-6; Intramurals 

Alan, who was fluent in French, ac- 
coutred himself accordingly. His all-around 
excellence in athletics won for hitn the 
captaincy of both the Softball and track 
teams, and as l.Y. rep, he made sure we 
got a fair shake. Alan's pope-like infalli- 
bility will enable him to carry on his acti- 
vities at Brooklyn. 

"I'll see you, and raise you two." A.S. 

So they're sending us Berlat. 

Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. President 
7, Secretary-Treasurer 6; Topics Feature 
Editor 7; Student Court Justice 6; Arista 
4-8; Service Squad 2-3; Hausman Awards 

Harry's background gained him fame 
and popularity. Gradually assuming a po- 
sition of command, he was ready to offer 
his many abilities whenever they were 
needed. His keen insight into human nature 
will gain him psychological success at 

"Smile, Harry, so we can see ya." 

P. Nuss 

Softball Team 7-8; Handball Team 6-8; 
Service Squad 3-6; English Library 1-2; 
Class Debating Team 5-8; Intramurals 

The youngest senior, Henry nonetheless 
was highly popular. Shimmy's love for the 
court was surpassed only by his skill on it. 
One of R. Schussheim's masmidim, his 
learning will he supplemented at Y. U. 

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime." 

School Athletic Manager 8; English Li- 
brary 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Tennis Team 
5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; 
Bowling Team 5-8; Service Squad 3-4; 
Class Athletic Manager 8; Intramurals 

Marc spent many happy culs shooting 
buckets in our open air gym. While cap- 
taining the Tennis Team and supporting 
other^ activities, he excelled at e.xcessioning. 
Rewarded for ability by being elected 
School Athletic Manager, he will be a 
pre-law major at City. 

"Success has made me wanton." 


Class President 4, Vice-President 6,7; 
Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De- 
bating 3-8; Service Squad 1-2. 

Al. though often so/nher, possessed an 
appealing dead-pan sense of humor. Daunt- 
less in the face of Neil's chicanery, he had 
a wide span of friendships. A bright and 
pithy boy. English will he his major at 

"I would trust a wit." Wilson 

Topics Feature Editor 8; Chagigot 1-6, 
Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6,- Co-Leader 
7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Head 7-8; Dialect 
Hebrew Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Art Editor 
7-8; Arista 5-8; Class Vice-Pres. 8; Track 
Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Varsity Debating 

Moish. who was double-crossed out of 
a trip to Israel, was our Bible expert, and 
in general boasted a startling array of 
facts. Swift and songful, he will strike 
people's fancy at Y.U. with his vivid imag- 

"Should a wise man utter vain knowl- 
edge?" Job 


Bowling Team 5-8, Co-Captain 7-8; 
Swimming Team 7-8; Track Team 8; Soft- 
ball Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Glee 
Club 1-8; Variety Nite 6-8; Class De- 
bating 3-4; Intramurals 1-8. 

Harv's boisterous altilude got him in and 
out of many scrapes. One of Spinella's 
regulars, he was saved from the fall-out of 
his ballpoint pen exploits by the Bomzer. 
A sound student despite his shennanigans, 
he will broaden his horizons at Brooklyn. 

" 'Come into my office', said the A. N. 
fly to the spider." 

Never mind the straws! Just send the mug. 

Sifryon Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Hebrew Li- 
brary 3-6, Co-Head 7-8; Service Squad 4. 

Chaim's lore for .s'forim led him to the 
Hebrew Library and the Sifriyon. A Luba- 
vitcher Chasid, he's a warm, good-natured 
person, who possesses a quiet dignity and a 
love for learning. 

"Thy word is like a lamp unto my feet, 
and a light unto my path." „ „ 

^ ' "^ Psalms CXIX 

Dialect and Review 7-8; Topics Business 
Staff 4; Atom Typing 6; English Library 
3; Service Squad 4; Complaints Com- 
missions 7; Class Debating Team 3-6, 
Manager 3; Variety Nite 8; Intramurals 

Neil, who seemed to have keys to every 
locker in the school, was prince of the 
paste-boards. Top prankster in B.T.A., he 
was Brett's eternal nemesis. His agile fingers 
will balance the books in his businesss 
major at NYU. 

"Heads I win, tails you lose." proverb 

Elchanite Business Manager; Sifriyon 
3-4; Elchanite Typing 1-2,4; Atom 2-3; 
Review 5-6; Class Debating Team 1-6; 
Service Squad 3; Hebrev^ Library 2; Lab 
Squad 1-6; Track Team 6. 

Aliens brilliant oratory and skillful 
hands kept teachers in a daze, and the El- 
chanite in the black. He had the dubious 
distinction of always saying the wrong 
thing at the wrong time, but was so fast 
at saying it that he could retract it before 
it was heard. His medical experiences at 
the Y.U. summer program lead logically 
to a pre-med major at Brooklyn. 

"The chief virtue that language can 
have is clearness." Galen 

Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Corollary 
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Class President 4; 
Arista 5-8; Vice-President 7; Math Team 
4, Co-Captain 5-6, Captain 7-8; H.S. 
Bowl Team 7-8; Bulletin Typing 3-4; Ser- 
vice Squad 3-4; Hausman Award 3,5,7. 

Star of the Math Team. Lennic glowed 
with brilliance in his every venture. An ex- 
cellent Talmudist, he was the holder of an 
enviable math Regents record. Bushy, 
though silent and undemanding became 
highly popular, and will continue to be so 
while he majors in math at Yeshiva. 

"The study of math ends in magni- 
ficence." Colton 

Varsity Debating 5-8, Manager 8; Class 
Vice-President 2,5; Arista 5-8; Topics 
Photography 7-8; Dialect 5-6; Glee Club 
3-8; Class Debating Team 1-4; Chagigot 
7-8; English Library 3-8. 

Tuch. the first eighth-termer to become 
School Debating Manager in recent school 
history, was one of Mr. B's top men. His 
varied talents made him important to 
chagiga presentations and preparations. 
Yitz, who agitated for a political science 
course here, will major in it at Yeshiva. 

"Debate is masculine." Alcott 

May I please speak to Cina? 


Service Squad Captain 8; Glee Club 1-4; 
Chagiga 7-8; Variety Nite 1-2; Class De- 
bating 3-4; Intramurals 3-4. 

Denny, whose marvelous impersonations 
and characterizations were a source of de- 
light to many students, possessed a melo- 
dious voice. One of the best-liked seniors, 
he livened many dreary mornings. Dennis 
will follow in the footsteps of his illustrious 
uncle after being graduated from Queens. 

"Singers are merry and free from sor- 
row." Luther 

Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 7; 
Service Squad 5-6; Atom 7; Intramurals 

Bearing a startling resemblance to Cas- 
sius Clay. Freddy, however, was not as 
pugnacious but instead demonstrated a 
pleasant character. Owning an unstoppable 
shot, he showed promise in sports and 
studies that will bear fruit at Brooklyn. 

"I'm the Greatest!" Cassius X 

Is this the pool hall? 

Varsity Debating 5-8; J.V. Debating 5-8; 
Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class De- 
bating 1-3, Manager 2-3; Commissions 
5,7; Topics Typing 2-4; Intramurals 1-8. 

Howie's persistence led him to success 
in his various endeavors in his high school 
career. A rabid basketball fan, he was al- 
ways willing to cheer the Yugars on, and 
will dance his way to Yeshiva. 

"Nothing w/as. ever achieved without 
enthusiasm." Emerson 

«!P**' f " 

Atom Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Review Asso- 
ciate Editor 7-8; Audio-Visual Squad 7-8; 
Lab Head 7-8; Glee Club 3; Service 
Squad 3; Elchanite Typing 3, Art 7-8; 
Photography 7-8; Chagigot 7-8. 

Harv, one of the four who made Club 
105 from a Hebrew-speaking school, didn't 
miss a stamp show in four years at B.T.A. 
A practical scientist, he remodelled cars 
and edited the Atom. He will go from the 
lab to an engineering major at CCNY. 

"The Atom is the source of all energy." 

Jonathan Levine 
Joseph Templeman 
Thomas Uvegi 

One senior — count 'em — one senior: 

Student Court Justice 8; Glee Club Co- 
Head 7-8; Class Vice-President 6; Atom 
Business Manager 7-8; Commissions 7; 
Service Squad 3-5; Library Squad 3-5; 
Softball Team 8; Chagigot 3-8; Lab 
Squad 4-8; Elehy Play 6; Intramurals 3-4. 

Barry's quixotic grin masked a sensitive 
outlook on the world. Possessor of many 
and varied opinions he had much voluble 
advice to offer. As a pre-med major, he 
will continue glowing optimistically at 

"The smile that viion't come off." 


Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Service 
Squad 3-7; English Library 4; Lab Squad 
4-5; Class Debating 6-7; Chagigot 7-8; 
Topics 5; Bulletin 6; Class Business 
Manager 2. 

Nuni, who worked with dispatch was 
both clever and amiable. A loud learner, 
he will develop his mind and personality at 
Yesehiva while he prepares for the medical 

"Little bodies have great souls." 





Michael Novick 

Certificate of Merit 

Irving Bodner 
Michael Daiell 
Stuart Daiell 
Morton Elbirt 
Rubin Englard 
Chaim Feller 

Charles Hoffman 
Paul Nussbaum 
Harold Ohstfeld 
Zvi Ostrinsky 
Alex Ragen 
Gary Schiff 

Joseph Teinpleman 
Leonard Tribuch 
Isaac Tuchman 
Thomas Uvegi 
Howard Weinstein 

Michael Novick 
Stuart Daiell 
Chaim Feller 
Robert Perl 

Gary S. Schiff 
Morris Badrian Morty Genn Bernard Oster 

Marvin Bayewitz Aaron Hauptman Zvi Ostrinsky 
Joseph Blady Charles Hoffman Robert Perl 

Irving Bodner A lex Hornstein A lex Ragen 

Sam Borger George Jonisch Moses Rosengarten 

Jacob Brettholz Charles Kaner Gary Schiff 

Lionel Cohen Philip Kerstein Alan Scop 

Michael Daiell Sheldon Kier Harry Shapiro 

Stuart Daiell Stanley Klughaupl Alfred Sivan 

Morton Elbirt Theodore Lauer Moslie Sokolow 

Rubin Englard Sam Leichtberg Harvey Sparer 

Chaim Feller Edward Martin Allen Tantleff 

Seymour Fertig Seymour Neustein Joseph Templeman 

Arthur Feuerstein Joseph Newman Leonard Tribuch 

Melvin Fine Harvey Novack Isaac Tuchman 

Aryeh Frimer Michael Novick Thomas Uvegi 

Henry Gahler Paul Nussbaum Alfred Weinberger 

Leonard Gainss Harold Obstfeld Howard Weinstein 

Henry Gaslwirth Harvey Weisinan 

Harold Bretsleiii 
Alfred Ermann 
Eli Garher 
Martin Gold 

Edward Horlick 
Reuben Liebowitz 
Robert Naimark 

Burton Rabinowitz 
Stuart Rosen 
Chaim Steinbacb 
Neil Steiner 



E come to school the first day, only to find that Hurricane Donna 
has blown it away . . . Anz reaches snap decision, decides to send 
us home after fifth. 

Adjusting to the new high school atmosphere, we meet our new 
teachers: Boring Loring, who was the symbol of America, the bald 
eagle; Doc, who wore a full time beard, and Y.D., who wore one 
part time; George, who walked down the street and met a morpho- 
sis; and Matty, the only teacher ever to be expelled. 
Morse informs us that we're the dumbest freshman class ever . . . 
Soap operas come under discussion in Loring's class, and we are 
informed that few people watch radio anymore ... Is Seewald a 
lump or a bump? ... At the minyan, when you open a raisin cake, 
half the raisins walk away . . . Rosen discloses in World Geography 
that Nicaragua's largest export was 50,000,000 tons of banana 
stems . . . Bob opened a window and influenza. . . 
News Flash: Y.D. dismisses class at bell — first bell at 1 :55 . . . 
Sanders calls break at 5:00 for Central's dismissal . . . Nussbaum 
and Brettholz have feud; "Bad" Brett is on Cloud Nine, thinking 
of the girls on Cloud Eight; Nussbaum sits in back because "all 
the handsome guys are up front". . . 

Mr. Bernard Boring. 

Y.D.: I was walking down the hall the other day and I bumped 
into Rabbi Drillman. 

Nussbaum: Did you get hurt? 
Loring assigns term' project. Hoffman decides to make water, and 
is offered the pass. Boring decides that whereas most families 
have a black sheep, the Hoffmans have a pink elephant . . . R. Dar- 
dac sends entire class out for admits at one time. Yetta's supply 
runs out. 

Sokolow: But if there is more sunlight at the equator, why is 
Africa called the Darkest Continent? 

Tini begins Talmud Learning . . . R. Shmidman's freshies have 
game time. All of them get 98's . . . "But. Rabbi Clark, my house 
burned down!" "So why were you late?" 

Swinging Leon models sweaters as we prepare for the final In our 
usual manner . . . Senor lectures us on the advantages of taking 
Spanish "or is it French?" . . . Freshies bring lunch in shoeboxes, 
as "Herringbone-tweed Harry" changes his nickname . . . MISSING 
IN ACTION: The entire "C" class and Matty Clark. 

Quick Sokolow! English starts 

Rabbi Dardac! Rabbi Dardac!" 

E return ready for anything, and are greeted by the smiling face 
and pointed fingers of Harold Udewitz . . . The school has a face- 
lifting as a rumor is passed that the Regents Board is inspecting 
us. "Bring these books to the library? What library?" . . . Large new 
vistas are opened up to us as we meet Big Mo ... "I am very 
familiar with the English. I was angry with a girl, so I immediately 
told her mother I was mad about her." 

R. Shmidman: "You should have respect for your Rabbis and 
not call them Rock, Shark, Kenny, Pete or Peanut!" Senor threatens 
to fail the parents of the "boy who stole my notebook. I know who 
he is. Who is he?" . . . Tini's tongue suddenly turns brown (it re- 
mains so for the next three years) as he makes up for time lost 
during the summer . . . "Any questions? . . . Any difficulties!" . . . 

Jonisch: Chickee, Udy's coming! 

Udy: Chickee, Udy's here! 
Chickee, Ermann's coming! . . . Senor postpones midterm. . . 

Ermann: My name is Alfred, but you can call me Fred. All my 
friends call me Fred. 

Arluck: All right Alf! 
R. Shmidman's class tours Streit's factory; R. Soloveitchik with- 
draws hechsher, Hoffman withdraws macaroons . . . Gelman joins 
faculty; home study course begins . . . Newman makes the Service 
Squad, and patrols the bathroom from 9:00 till 1:00. . . 

Tini's mom: I'm Mrs. Martin. 

Senor: Mrs. Martin who? 
Brettholz gets thrown out of R. Durchin's class twice in five minutes 
by two different teachers, as he hits the Reb in the forehead, with 
a missile aimed at Nussbaum, then whispers "Shark" right under 
Rabbi Epstein's nose and loses his "Olam Haboli" . . . Doc notices 
his startling resemblance to Ahad Ha'am ... Mr. Peanut expends 
and suspells entire class. . . 

Ermann: Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! ' 

Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper! 

Ermann: Mr. Pooper! Mr. Pooper! 
Udy starts, "The Prairie Years". (But Mr. Udewitz, we haven't 
finished Julius Caesar yet!) Udy starts short stories (But Mr. Ude- 
witz, we haven't finished Sandburg yet!) Udy starts term report 
(But Mr. Udewitz . . .) Mashal gives us the recipe for grapefruit jam. 
"First, buy five cheap grapefruits . . ." Ermann proves circles con- 
gruent by SAS. . . 

Sparer: "How do you spell typify, Mr. Udify?" 
Class forms circle of garbage cans around Udy . . . "Get the point?" 
"To a very great extent, Mr. Udewitz!" 
Who stole the reb's gemorrah? Kaye: "Fertig did it." 

Arlucic Don't say it, sing it. 

Ermann: Should I say the next sentence, Mr. Arluck, or sing it? 

Arluck: What? 

Ermann: That was a joke, Mr. Arluck! 

Arluck: Watch out, Alf, or we'll trade you in for a desk blotter. 

Ermann: Was that a joke, Mr. Arluck? 
Senor postpones last term's midterm . . . Class flunks Dardac's 
New Year's test . . . Rabbi Shmidman announces: "If you will not 
be in, you will be out." R. Shmidman's class falls short of last year's 
Tizdakah's despite brisk sales in magazines in protest of lost "privi- 
leges" . . . Rabbi Bo orders 200 frogs, receives 208 . . . "But Rabbi 
Bohensky — how could that happen?" 

Ermann: Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein! 

Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper, Alfred. 

Ermann: Oh! I'm sorry, Mr. Klein! 

Shimmy, Nuni, Ziggie, Alfie, Barry, and Joe - Baby come to us in a 
swap for Dick — Whoops! — Barry Hertz . . . Harry Hoffman comes 
and goes as we face first tough (in here, Mr. Morse! in here!) 
Regents Exams. 







We go into high gear in our third year only to be tripped up by 
invading tasl< force from Kommie-netz . . . BTA works its way 
through four Popes: Pius, John, Paul and Looie . . . We meet our 
latest mentor (a teacher he certainly isn't) Richard R. Zemek. He 
can't be as bad as Udy . . . He is . . , Zemek — "Why can't my 
yarlmuka stay on? Rosenberg— Maybe if your head weren't so flat" 
. . . Joseph (take a hunka dis) Kalton instructs his chemistry "flock" 
in the niceties of English . . . How many "w" 's in ethyne? . . . 
Senor's class is still postponing last year's midterm . . . L. Cooper 
becomes an astronaut. Has Looie reached heaven at last? . . . How 
do you spell "Kopolovics" to the nearest tenth? . . . R. Frankel 
catches Nussbaum with his pants down . . . Zemek asks only for 
respect we give the rebs. 

Dardac (on Camp Masad): "I don't care who sends his children 
there. Rabbi X., Rabbi Y. . ." Schiff: "What about Rabbi Z?" The 
bulldog in Zemek gives up when he decides the shiksas in Pros- 
pect Heights are better than us and quits ... A Mr. Baron? Well, 
he can't be worse than Zemek . . . He is . . . Abuelo threatens to 
fail Ragen's parents over notebook . . . 

Kalton: Do I continue or do I relax? 

Nuss: Continue to relax. 

Durchin: I em de boss! 

Garber: (rising) Who's the boss? 

Fall 1963 
G.O. Officers 

Harry Shapiro 
Paul Nussbaum 
Lazar Fruchter 
Moses Rosengarten 
Seymour Shapiro 

Deb. Mgr. 
Ath. Mgr. 

Hockey Twisl 

Who is that taking m tna i i:i\ 

Senor finally gives his class last year's midterm. Unfortunately, 
it's in French . . . Abuelo further confused by a suddenly scheduled 
French class in the latter (very latter) part of lunch, "but Monsieur, 
we're having intramurals." . . . Mashal instructs us in the "quatre 
questions" . . . Pourquoi cette nuit. . . 

Kalton: Some gases are irritating. 

Nuni: So are some teachers. 

Sanders figures out the two Canadian dimes, but is stumped 
by the half-peso piece . . . Sanders has reserve duty; Mr. Rim 
substitutes on Tuesdays and receives "royal" welcome . . . 

Baron: Give me an S.V.O. sentence? 

Student: The boy rode a horse. 

Baron: Who has a more adult sentence? 

Nussbaum: The man rode a horse. 
Hockey comes into vogue as the Zealots compete against the 
Flying Doochmen . . . Primer elected class TL manager in French 
elections. Mashal chosen best teacher in "close recount" vote 
. . . Rosenberg Uvegi Rosenberg Uvegurosenberg-uveguvegurosen- 
berg . . . Mashal informs us that Columbus invented America . . . 
Bloom imitates Johnny Weismuller, becomes swimming jungle boy. 

"I'd rather be a jungle boy than a -." ... In line with Mashal's 

exhortations, we memorize Central's French final, "by heart and in 
order" . . . Freshies are getting smaller. If you don't believe it, 
Shmidman's class looks up to him. 

Now who in the world broke the desk? 

Profile In Courage. 

If E become seniors, except in R. Frankel's class, which deals in 
fourth-year students . . . Shucks! Baron is back . . . Anz calls up 
reinforcements: twelve new teachers, a lab assistant, and Raskin 
. . . We decorate the newly-acquired G. O. office in blue and white, 
maroon and yellow. Where have all the banners gone? . . . ASMW 
. . . Anz has brainstorm, institutes 'pass' system . . . Where have 
all the passes gone?. . . . 

Baron: With conditions the way they are today, it's hard to 
travel anyplace. 

Hoffman: Yeah, that's because ya need a pass to leave the 

Baron is all burned up, as Levine sets fire to desk . . . Orgel number 
54321 . . . Eighty-three seniors out of eighty-four sign up for Jewish 
philosophy. Primer goes to Brooklyn College instead . . . R. Kana- 
topsky decides that he'll have to weed some boys out. "Hoffman, 
get out. On second thought, give me a cigarette." Bennett: "All 
right, men! You too, Uvegi" . . . Sparer's shenanigans reach new 
high . . . Half-price sale on damp ball-point pens in teacher's room 
. . . ASMW . . . Where have all the seniors gone? Down to John's 
room for a counselling session . . . Sparer is suspended indefinitely 
three times in one week . . . Sparer passes. Mrs. Sparer passes out 
. . . Baron: "Some numbers have magical significance." Hoffman: 
"Five" . . . French class starts at 4:10, students arrive at 4:30. Soko- 
low arrives next day with admit from Mr. Strum. Bloom arrives 
following week with an admit from Berlat; Leibowitz never arrives 
. . . Chooch must be an A-Train because he goes to Y.U. But does 
an A-Train go to Central? . . . Rabbi K. can't understand why 
everyone's so sensitive . . . 

Paul Nussbaum Elected G.O. President 
For Spring Term; Martin Chosen Veep 

ANZ: Come here, Chiskele. 

Hoffman: What do you want, Avrumele? 
What dodo said that the seventh term doesn't count?. . . 
Why does Cohen buy his Cookies in Central? . . . R. Fink realizes 
that Brettholz may grow .up to become a pickle manufacturer . . . 
Bennett comes to the conclusion that Sundays in physics are like 
visiting hours at the zoo . . . Mr. Baron thinks he's swell; he and 
Orgel can go to Yeshiva. 

Jonisch starts the second minyan . . . Elbirt finds himself behind 
the eight ball . . . Anz: Hoffman, what are you waiting for? Hoffman: 
"June". . . . Baron happily passes hat to pay for gift subscription to 
a "very sophisticated magazine". . . Cooper announces that there 
are curves in college we've never dreamed about . . . Nussbaum 
gets highest average on the boards . . . ASMW. . . 
Seniors get Rabbi Raskin. Unfortunately, Rabbi Raskin doesn't get 
the seniors . . . 

Raskin: "In this row there will be five, in this four — Oh, no!" 
Borger has Sanders' term paper ready first day of term . . . Anz 
announces: "It was unexpected because I didn't expect it". . . 
Kosher pizza shop opens . . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum's third quarter 
average equals his PSAT Score — 63. 

Baron (confidentially): Did I ever tell you I used to teach in 

Novick: Go back! 



56 Seniors Win Regents Scholarships 

May I leave the room? 



Which way is Central? 

Feller, Novick, and Nussbaum begin month-long absence. "But Mrs. 
Rosenman, I had the measles! . . . "t^ovick? I thought he gradu- 
ated!". . . Rosen takes two week vacation to Florida . . . Raskin is 
treated to the re-appearing furniture trick. "But Rabbi Zuroff, the 
room was empty a minute ago!". . . Becker pulls a surprise test on 
Feller . . . Raskin starts a reign of terror and is terrorized . . . ASMW 
. . . Virgincrantz and Guildenstern doodah, doodah . . . 

Feller: But Rabbi Zuroff, if there's no chagiga, when will you 
read the principal's honor roll? 

Baron: There's one loser in every class. 
Nussbaum: Don't take it too hard, Mr. Baron. 
Kenny Topsky: "So what if the Beatle songs, senior songs, posters, 
and skit were censored? What's the matter with this school is too 
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"Thank heaven that's over!' 

. . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum suffers from Cina-itis . . . Feller and 
Novick continue to work on Elchanlte . . . Cooper: "I told you why 
I was on time. Feller. What's your excuse?". . . 
Kenny-Horlick debate: "How do you know what happens in their 
bedrooms?". . . Eighteen of thirty-two flunk Raskin's exam . . . 
Genn invades R. Durchin's room after aerial reconnaisance. 

Doc: Hornstein, if you do not pass, you will fail! 
Raskin surrenders: "Do what you want. Here's the syllabus. This 
class is officially disbanded.". . . Cooper decides to raise Feller 
to a failing mark . . . YUHSB has highest percentage in state on 
Regents Scholarship . . . John retires to his country home in Staten 
Island . . . We go to Washington for senior trip . . . We go to Wash- 
ington Heights for graduation . . . One last farewell dinner at Judea 
Center . . . Elchanites distributed . . . Feller and Novick go back 
to class . . . What does ASMW mean? 

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Guess whose? 





Left to Right: Co-Editor Harry Shapiro, Editors-in-Chief Chaim Feller and Michael Novick, 
Co-Editor Phihp Kerstein, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan. 

I HE primary function of a yearbook is as a record of change and 
transition, and of the achievements of each class. Providing a 
showcase for the class and year of 1964, this year's Elchanite has 
attempted to continue the tradition of high ratings while reaching 
new heights of quality and originality. 

Under the editorship of Chaim Feller and Michael Novick, the 
yearbook's design and shape departed substantially from its pre- 
decessors. With the supervision of Advisor Mr. Harry Allan, who 
offered invaluable assistance, use was made of all the creative 
facilities and talents in the school. 


Art Editors Harvey Babich, Alex Ragen. 

Left to Right: Activities Editors, Marvin Bayewitz, Harold Bretstein, Moses 
Rosengarten, Norman Winkler, Leonard Tribuch, Alan Scop, Editor-in-Chief 
Chaim Feller, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan. 

Photography Editors Rubin Englard, Thomas Bloom 

Literary Editors Jacob Brettholtz, Gary Schiff, 

Typing Editors Seymour Ferlig. Irving Bodn 


Assuming the responsibility of co-ordinating the extra-curricular 
activities in the school, the General Organization, representing the 
entire student body, decides vital school issues at Student Council 
meetings held twice a month. The Executive Council, comprised 
of a president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, conducts 
these meetings. 

This has been a year of innovations and expansion for the G.O. 
Under the leadership of fall term President Harry Shapiro, a career 
opportunity series revitalized the assembly program, and, on an 
elective basis, the club program was continued. The High School 
Bowl, introduced last year, attained fixed status as it became an 
exciting function of the I.Y. The fall term also saw President Shap- 
iro representing the school at the Albany Youth Conference. 

Fall Term^ Top Row, Left to Right: David Bayewitz. Leon Karp, Aaron Kershenbaum, Melvin 
Feinberg, Dov Zaktieim, Morris Waldoks, Marvin Monheit, David Schonwald, Michael Rein- 
hard. Seated: Joseph Blady, Harold Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Eli Garber, Moshe Sokolow, Morris 
Berger. . 


Spring Term. Top Row. Left to Right: David Bayewitz, Joseph Grunwald, Harry Billet, David 
Davies, Leo Brandstatter, Michael Reinhard, Marvin Monheit, Melvin Feinberg, Nathan Shapiro 
Morris Waldoks. 


Faculty Advisor, Mr. Joseph Strum. 



Spring term President Paul Nussbaum also introduced vigorous 
new policies, arranging for Intramural High School Bowl. Working 
diligently in organizing and directing the senior trip to Washington, 
he surprised his constituents with an unprecedented school outing 
to the World's Fair. 

As always, one of the most important undertakings of the G.O. 
was the assembly program, with the year's schedule including 
Arista and freshman orientation, a basketball rally, career education 
session, an open Student Council meeting. Varsity debates, an 
elections assembly, and H.S. Bowl games. 

The annual affairs of the G.O. such as the Chagigot and 
Variety Nite, were carried on with enthusiasm and success, and, 
on the monetary side, the organization finished with a sizable sur- 
plus of funds. Ably aiding the council at meetings was faculty 
advisor Mr. Joseph Strum. 

Spring Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Trea: 
Nussbaum, Vice President Edward Martin, 
Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Joseph Strum. 

Seymour Shapiro, President Paul 
■iniissions Head Harold Bretstein. 

Fall Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Treasurer Lazar Fruchter, President Harry Shapiro, 
Vice President Paul Nussbaum. 


Left to Right: Alternate Jacob Brettholz, Harold 
Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Chief Justice Eli Gar- 
ber, Barry Weissman, Chaim Feller. 

I HE judicial branch of the G.O. student government, the Student 
Court tries those students reported by the Service Squad to have 
committed an offense. 

Each alleged offender is called before the five-man tribunal, 
presented writh the charges against him and given the opportunity 
to defend himself. After due deliberation, the court renders its 
verdict. If convicted, the student who has no previous record is, 
given a w/arning, whereas those with previous records are punished 
with writing assignments or detentions. 

Under the influence of fall term justice Irving Bodner, a leader 
in the drive for a religious renaissance in YUHSB, sentences 
of attendance at the Minyan or the Mishmar have been meted out 
as well. 

Mr. Joseph Strum is the Student Court's advisor and acts as 
a steadying influence on the sometimes over-zealous members of 
the bench. 

Left to Right: Alternate Martin Gold, David Hershkovits. 
Chief Justice Thomas Bloom, Gary Schiff. Marvin Baye- 
witz, Irving Bodner. Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Jo- 
seph Strum. 


Lefl to Right: Fall term Vice President Leonard Tribuch, Faeiilty Advisor Mr. Samuel 
Lebowitz. President Chaini Feller, Spring term Vice President Henry Gaslwirlh. 

In its fifth year of association with the National Honor Society, 
Arista reached new heights. Composed of those students who have 
excelled in leadership and studies, the society and its members 
have tried to become models of school service, scholastic attain- 
ment, and love for learning. 

Forged into a unit by the heat of controversy, the members 
tried to make Arista a better and more functional organization by 
revising its constitution and extending its activities. 

Ably guided by Advisor Mr. S. Lebowitz and President Chaim 
Feller, the group originated a basketball squad, elected to go to 
two Broadway shows, published a literary magazine, and had two 
induction assemblies while continuing its program of student 

Other officers were fall term vice-president Leonard Tribuch 
and secretary Thomas Uvegi. During the spring term these offices 
were held by Henry Gastwirth and Harold Obstfeld. 
















Le/r M Right, Boltom Row: Michael Novick, Raymond Reich, Arthur Levenglick, 

Morty Genn. Second Row: Paul Nussbaum, Burton Rabinowitz, Alex Ragen, Irving '^/i''^^' ''^ ~0/. 

Bodner, Marvin Bayewitz. Top Row: Harvey Babich, Moshe Sokolovv", Harry Shapiro, , C j> Gw "^ G^ 7^k J J' 

Eli Garber, Martin Gold, Melvin Fine. ^ h,Pe ' O^ -' '' Oh. ■^' ,^-^ 

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Ira Friedman 

Left to Right. Seated: Arthur Feuerstein, Robert Perl, Sheldon Kier, Jacob 
Rand. Standing: Gary SchifT, Charles Kaner, Lazar Fruchter, Bernard Oster, 
Norman Sofer, Seymour Shapiro, Aaron Weinberg, Stuart Daiell. 


Editor-in-Chief Marvin Bayewitz, Editorial Advisor Michael Noviclc. 

LONCERNING itself editorially solely with school affairs for the 
first time in its history, The YUHSB Bulletin became a controversial 
and respected newspaper, Highly popular with the student body. 
Its hard-hitting editorials, attractive layouts, and authoritative, up- 
to-the-minute news articles gained it a large and eager following. 
Under the able leadership of Marvin Bayewitz, The Bulletin for 
the first time made use of editorial cartoons, carried a number of 
feature articles, and ran a weekly column of opinion around the 
school. Published a record number of times over the course of the 
school year, The Bulletin made frequent appearances, sometimes 
as many as three in a single week, presenting timely news in a 
vigorous manner. 

' Editors Haioid Obstfeld, Irving Bodner, Dov Zakheim 

Managing Editors Philip Kerstein, David Davies. 


The Topics 


IMOW in its eleventh year as YUHSB's printed newspaper, the 
Topics serves not only as a vehicle of student opinion and crea- 
tivity, but affords students a first hand opportunity to learn about 
all aspects of journalism — writing, editing, make-up, layout, head- 
line composing and typography. 

Pursuing an editorial policy designed to motivate both the stu- 
dent and the administration to take utmost advantage of the high- 
school career, Editors-in-Chief Jacob Brettholz and Gary Schiff ran 
a series of curriculum editorials and several on the old problem of 
student indifference and lack of participation. 

The Topics' ever-popular features included lively Bret and 
Brett, the interesting interviews of Meet the Faculty, and Harold 
Bretstein's Sports Slants, as well as the annual Topics poll and 
articles of satire and humor. 

To maintain its high journalistic standards, the Topics is a 
member of the C.S.P.A., and has been awarded three first places 
and a second place rating in our four years in YUHSB. 

Left to Righl: Edilors-in-Chief Gary Schiff. Jacob Brettholz, Faculty Advisor 
Mr. Alvin Baron, Managing Editor Chaim Feller. 

Left to Right, Seated: Typing Editor Harold ObstftM rh ,. ■,,.!. In 
Editor Philip Chernofsky, Copy Editor Dov Zakheini ,lri IJiIdi 
Allan Zelenelz. Standing: Circulation Manager Robert Perl, Busi- 
ness Manager Michael Friend, Circulation Managers Paul Nuss- 
bauin, Eli Garber. 

Left to Right, Seated: Feature Editors Harry Shapiro. Stuart Daiell, 
Moshe Sokolow. Standing: Feature Editor Michael Novick, News 
Editor Raymond Reich, Sports Editor Harold Bretstein. 


Left to Right: Chief Librarians Bernard Oster. Arthur 
Feuerstein, Marc Singer, Faculty Advisor Mr. Robert 
Bassel, Nathan Bednarsh, Rubin Englard, Abraham Stein. 

I HE ENGLISH LIBRARY has become a vital part of our Yeshiva. 
New books have arrived, filling the ever-increasing demand 
for scientific and sociological references. Led by Arthur Feuerstein 
and Bernard Oster, under the direction of Mr. Robert Bassell, the 
library has made available more of the fine works of literature that 
it possesses. Student interest has transformed the English Library 
from a mere storeroom into a citadel of knowledge, enabling it to 
fulfill its true purpose. 



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Left to Right, Seated: Paul Appclbaiim, Joel Traub, Jordan Jacobo- 
witz. Standing: Ira Newman. Stanley Abraham, Melvin Silverberg, 
Sol Kirschenbaum, Bruce Fader. 



Left to Right: Chief Librarian Seymour Fertig. Faculty Advisor 
Rabbi Joseph Epstein, Chief Librarians Chaim Steinbach, Sheldon 

So Kennv had it! 

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LELEBRATING its Bar Mitzvah year, the Hebrew Library has grown 
from a small reference collection of two hundred books into a large, 
well-organized repository of our five thousand volumes. 

Guided by the venerable Rabbi Joseph Epstein and headed 
by Sheldon Kier and Seymour Fertig, the library has increased its 
usefulness to the student body. Many seforim of interest have re- 
cently been acquired in addition to the world-famous Berlin Collec- 
tion. Though busy cataloguing, the staff has found time to publish 
a literary magazine, the Sifriyon. 


YUHSB IS graced with a large number of periodicals that cover 
many fields of endeavor and provide a mode of expression for its 
many talented students. Produced by a hard core of able, dedi- 
cated students, they can be published only infrequently because of 
restricted amount of material in their precise fields. 

The school's literary magazine, The Review, made its first ap- 
pearance in three years under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Sey- 
mour Fertig. It enjoyed a brisk sale at a nominal charge, and a 
second issue is being produced this year. 

By far the most widely circulated of the periodicals was The 
Yugar. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Hal Bretstein, 
YUHSB s official basketball publication was distributed to every- 
one at Varsity home games, and was thus read by students of many 

Exploring the broad field of science was The Atom, a printed 
photo-offset publication artfully and interestingly produced by a 
capable staff led by Editor-in-Chief Harv Weisman. 

The Sifriyon was until this year a publication of the Hebrew 
Library. It now deals with literary efforts in Hebrew, and its first 
issue in its new format, arranged by Editor-in-Chief Chaim Stein- 
bach, was well received. 

Rounding out the odd lot of magazines were The Dialect, a 
foreign language publication with articles and features in French, 
Spanish, and Hebrew: and The Corollary, which dealt with the in- 
tricate field of mathematics, on many levels of interest. 

YUGAR: Lcfl 
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vht. Scmcd: Michael Novick, Harold Ohstfeld, Hai 
. Aaron Weinberg. Nisson Berlin. 

REVIEW: Left to Riglit. Scaled: Gary Schiff, 
Zvi Ostrinsky. Eililor-iii-Chief Seymour Fertig, 
Arthur Kaye. Arthur Levenglick. Sfandinti: 
Rubin Rnglard. Harvey Weisman, Michael 
Novick. Ell Garber. 




COROLLARY: Left to Riphf: Sheldon Kier, Harvey Babich. 
Robert Perl. Editor-in-Chief Leonard Trihuch. Melvin Fine. Burton 

ATOM: Lcjt lo Rii.'lii. Scaled: Harvey Babich. Charles kaner. 

Editor-in-Chicj Harvey Weisman, Zvi Ostrinsky, Ronald Gross. 

Standing: Thomas Bloom, Harold Ohstfeld, Seymour Ferlig, 
Michael Daiell. Stuart Daiell. 

SIFRYON: Left (o Right, Seated: Irving Bodner, Sheldon Kier, Editor-in- 
Cliief Chaim Sleinbach, Seymour Fertig. Standing: Moshe Sokolow. Morty 
Genn, Thomas Bloom, Arthur Levenglick. 

DIALECT: Left to Right. Sealed: Ronald Gross, Gary SchifT. 
Ediiur-in-Chief Seymour Fertig, Arthur Kaye, Michael Novick. 
Standing: Eli Garber, Arthur Levenglick, Stuart Daiell, Moshe 
Sokolow, Charles Kaner. 

AINTAINING proper decorum and enforcing school rules, the 
Service Squad, under the jurisdiction of Vice-Presidents Paul Nuss- 
baum and Edward Martin, enjoyed one of its most efficient, effec- 
tive seasons. 

The Squad, whose job it is to enforce Student Court regula- 
tions, did so admirably with a tightly knit group of about 25, less 
than half the usual size. 

Marvin Bayewitz and Eli Garber served as captains during the 
fall term, while Charles Kaner and Dennis Waldman held those 
positions for the spring term. Under this leadership, with the aid of 
the Student Court, the list of offenses was revised to become more 
practical and effective. 

Left to Right. Bottom Row: George 
Jonisch, Captaiiu Eli Garber and 
Marvin Bayewilz, Raymond Reich. 
Second Row: Morton Elbirt. Harvey 
Novack, Seymour Ferlig, Philip Ker- 
stein. Howard Weinstein. Top Row: 
Morris Berger. Neil Steiner, Aaron 
Kershenbaum, Leo Brandstadder. 

Left to Right. Bottom Row: Mark 
Bodner. Mark Goldberg, David Baye- 
witz, Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron. 
Isaac Gottleib. Second Row: Dov Zak- 
heim. Hyman Goldstaft. Eugene Rost- 
ker, Neil Steiner, Leon Karp, Nathan 
Shapiro, Arthur Levenglick, Howard 
Lindenauer. Top Row: Theodore 
Lauer, David Savitsky. Michael 
Friend. Thomas Bloom, William Sir- 
ote, Louis Weiss, Morton Elbirt, Eli 

Lejt to Right. Bottom Row: Mark Goldhcrg. Hcsh Pincus, David Bayewitz, 
Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron. Secoiul Rt}\y: Dov Zakheim. Stuart Daiell. 
Howard Lindenauer, Jay Grunfeld, Joseph Rosenfeld, Alvin Lew, Arthur 
Levenglick, Harvey Sparer, Nathan Shapiro, Stuart Feinberg. Top Row: Eli 
Spitz, David Savitsky, Norman Sofer, Thomas Bloom. Mark Hoenigman, 
Harold Gellis, Robert Naimark, Ari Sommer. 

Left to Right, Seated: Seymour Fertig, Captains Charles Kaner and 
Dennis Waldman. Howard Weinstein. Standing: Howard Linden- 
auer, Norman Benzon, Gary Brick, Robert Naimark. 

I N the festivals of Chanukah and Purim, YUHSB students illumi- 
nate the atmosphere with the joyous spirit of Chagigot. The seniors, 
who are regrettably forced to miss classes for preparation of the 
sandwiches and decorations, worl< with diligence and perfection. 

Led by Chaim Feller and Moshe Sokolow, this year's celebra- 
tion featured performances by the Glee Club and band, inspiringly 
original poetry by Senor Cantor and D'rashot by Rabbis S. Drillman 
and H. B. Kanatopsky at Chanukah and Purim respectively. 

Fortunately, this year the administration has taken a profound 
interest in the Chagigot. It was with their assistance that the hilari- 
ous Purim songs were presented and a whole two days were al- 
lowed for the Chagiga's preparation. The Chanukah Chagiga, how- 
ever, which did not benefit this guidance, saw an equally packed 
house and a skit entitled "Take Your Books and Your Coat." 

In order to maintain the true holiday spirit, the singing of tra- 
ditional Nigunim were innovated at Purim. 



Chagiga faculty advisors. 

UUTSTANDING among our extra-curricular program, Variety Nite 
1964 proved to be a smash hit with a wide array of professional and 
amateur talent. 

Produced under the creative guidance of Paul Nussbaum and 
aided by assistants Chaim Feller, Moshe Sokolow, Gary Epstein 
and Gary Levine, this year's performance, "The Pioneer Spirit," 
featured a folk-singing quartet, Gary Schiff on the piano and our 
own Adrian, presenting original Spanish folk music with his guitar. 

Emceed by a member of the English faculty, Mr. Arthur Arluck, 
the evening was highlighted by the school Glee Club, Bernard 
Marinbach's Brooklyn College freshman band and an hilarious skit. 
Witnessed by a near-capacity crowd, the show was held in George 
W. Wingate High School and was both a theatrical and financial 

Special thanks are due the administration for their generous 
and sincere cooperation in the production of the affair. 

Leader Paul Nussbaum 


GLEE CLUB: Left to Rinht, Bottom Row: Meyer Bodner, David Bayewitz, Morris Waldoks, 
Gary Schiff, Morris Berger. Harvey Sparer, Charles Kaner. Zev Friedman. Second Row: Joseph 
Rosenfeld, William Schechter, Allen Fishman, Neil Leist, Paul Nussbaum, David Schonwald, 
Gary Sprung, Top Row: Gary Brick, Aaron Hauptman, David Savitsky, Dennis Waldman, Ira 
Friedman, Isaac Tuchman, Assistant Leader Barry Weissman, Eliezer Spitz, 

Co-Leaders Moshe Sokolow, Chaim Feller 

Assistant Leaders Gary Epstein, Gary Levine.l 

CENTRAL COMMISSION organized to coordinate the religious 
activities in YUHSB, the YOC includes the Minyan, the Mishmar 
and the Kashruth Commission. Supervised by Rabbi P. Yogel, the 
Yeshiva Organization Commission has continued its policy of pro- 
curing matzot and vi/ine for Pesach and has sponsored various re- 
ligious events during the school year. Among these Vi^ere the Sim- 
chat Bais Hashoevah, held at the Y.U. succah, and the T'shuvah 
assembly addressed by Rabbi S. Drillman. 

With added vigor in the field of Kashruth the boys, guided by a 
mysterious YaD, increased the amount of care taken in the purvey- 
ing of victuals. 

Another important phase of YOC activity is the annual Charity 
Drive, headed by Martin Gold and Thomas Uvegi, which this year 
operated very successfully in its campaign for P'eylim and Ezras 
Torah, netting a sum unparalleled in school history. 

Finally, through an effort to stimulate a greater interest in 
Yahadut, a daily Minyan, attended by forty to fifty boys and Rabbi 
S. Faivushevitz, and a weekly Mishmar, both headed by Chaim 
Feller assisted by Philip Chernofsky, have this year gained new 
popularity among the students. 

Left to Right, Standing: Leon Karp, Hesh Pincus, Leo Brandstatter. Ctionah 
Horiick. Seated: Abraliam Birnbaum, Philip Ctiernofsky, Melvin Fine. 
Leader Martin Gold, Adviser Rabbi Peretz Yogel, Sheldon Kier, Leader 
Chaim Feller. Chaim Steinbach. 


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Lejt lo Right: Harold Obstfeld, Robert Perl, Captains: Michael Novick, Gary Schiff, Manager Chaim Feller, 
Rubin Englard, Jacob Brettholz, Leonard Tribuch, Paul Nussbaum. 

MLTHOUGH a newcomer to I.Y. competition, High School Bowl, 
"the inter-yeshiva battle of brains," has already become one of the 
most popular and widely discussed activities. 

The contest, based on T.V.'s College Bowl, pits a team of four 
scholars from one Yeshiva against a team of equally quick button- 
pressers from another. Usually played before an assembly, the 
half-hour game of wits involves all the tenseness, emotion and au- 
dience reaction of a basketball game. Working with fine teamwork 
and led by Captains Michael Novick and Gary Schiff, our Varsity 
has compiled an outstanding record. 

In contention with its forerunner for popularity was a highly 
successful Intramural H.S. Bowl program, instituted on the initia- 
tive of Harold Obstfeld and Michael Novick and culminated in a 
school championship game. 

Fall Term Debat- 
ing Manager Moses 

LAGUED by the loss of most of its debaters via the graduation 
route, the YUHSB Debating Varsity fell upon unusually hard times. 
Following consecutive losses to Flatbush, MTA, RJJ and HILI, BTA 
found itself in last place. 

The big controversy this year was whether the Debating Man- 
ager should captain the Varsity as well. Bulletin editorials attacked 
this while Manager Moses Rosengarten vigorously defended the 
status quo. 

Spring term Debating Manager Issac Tuchman added two 
extra debates to the forensic schedule. The debators spoke on 

such controversial topics as the bussing of school children to elimi- 
nate de facto segregation and the admission of Red China to the 

In addition to the inter-yeshiva competition, zealous debating 
addicts managed to complete an intramural debating schedule de- 
spite student apathy. After five debates in the fall term, the cham- 
pions were class 5A in the senior division and 3A in the junior 
division, and a playoff was scheduled. 

Most of this year however, was spent training undergraduates 
for next year's team, which both managers believe will be vastly 

Spring Term De- 
bating-Manager Is- 
aac Tuchman. 

Left to Right. Seated: Leo Brandstatter, George Jonisch, Philip Chernofsky, Gary 
Schiff, Dov Zakheim. Standing: David Savitsky, Philip Kerstein. Alex Ragen. Moshe 
Sokolow. Howard Weinstein. Ira Friedman. 




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LOMPETING in the Interscholastic Mathematics League, the Math 
Team, though plagued by inexperience, managed to wind up in a 
top position in the thirty school league. Coached by Rabbi Louis 
Cooper and captained by high scorer Leonard Tribuch, the team 
lost the local to strong Erasmus and Tilden. With strong potential, 
the team plans to expand its schedule and quality of performance. 


1 UHSB TOOK an increasingly active and successful role in the 
Inter-Yeshiva High School Student Council, which arranges all 
inter-school contests except Varsity basketball. The league, which 
consists of YUHSB, YUHSM, Ramaz, RJJ, Flatbush and Hili, is 
student-run and arranges meets in a wide variety of events, from 
Track to H.S. Bowl. The council further arranged two social events, 
the presentation of awards, an essay contest, and published an 
inter-school newspaper, the I.Y. Eye, with a circulation of 2400. 


Lejl to Right, Back Row: Sam Goldman, Sam Leichtberg, Henry Gastwirth, Philip Kerstein, 
Burton Rabinowitz, Chaim Feller. Front Row: Aaron Weinberg, Arthur Levenglick, Co-Captain 
Robert Perl, Captain Leonard Tribuch, Abraham Birnbaum. Faculty Advisor Mr. Louis Cooper. 


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lY Secretary Michael Novick. 

lY Representatives Alan Scop and 
Gary Epstein. 


Left IQ Right: Abraham Birnbaum, Norman Sofer, Co-Captain Howard Nussbaum, 
Captain Theodore Diskind. Hash Pincus, Arthur Levenglick. 


Led by Captain Howard Nusbaum, the Checkers Team won every 
one of the meets in which it participated. The Yuchex' hopes for an 
undefeated record and the league championship were upset how- 
ever because of two forfeited matches. 

Despite phenomenal personal records on the part of its mem- 
bers, the team came in third, with a 6-2 record. 

I HE YUHSB CHESS Team, composed of an almost entirely rookie 
group of underclassmen, enjoyed a fair season. Led by junior 
Theodore Diskind and co-captained by Howard Nusbaum, the team 
looks forward to a much better season in the Inter-Yeshiva league 
next year, when the entire squad returns. 

Left to Rii^ht: Hesh Pincus, Norman 
Sofer, Eugene Rostker, Captain How- 
ard Nussbaum. Marvin Bayewitz, Ar- 
thur Levenglick. 


I HE YUGARS, defending champions of the MJHSL, started off the 
season on a strong note with an exciting 70-68 victory in the Alumni 
game. Two weeks later, they extended their Madison Square 
Garden winning streak to four games by beating Flatbush 44-31. 

Quick victories over RJJ, Elizabeth, and Flatbush raised hopes 
that the Yugars might repeat as champions. But the loss of four 
starters from last year's team soon began to tell, and a cliff hang- 
ing, one point loss to Ramaz was the first in a series of heartbreak- 
ingly close defeats. Although the Yugars bounced back strongly 
to defeat RJJ, 69-63, Hal Bretstein's broken finger and Mike Rein- 
hard's twisted ankle deprived the Yugars of just that extra punch 
they needed, and they lost the last five games for a disappointing 
5-7 record and a fifth place finish. The Yugars placed third in the 
Chanukah Festival, where they established a Festival scoring rec- 
ord by beating MTJ 80-59. 

The annual league Ail-Star game saw the Brooklyn-Long 
Island team, coached by Irv Forman and including four Yugars — 
Harold Bretstein, Paul Nussbaum, David Hershkovits and Bernard 
Weiner — lose a squeaker to their Manhattan-New Jersey opposition. 

Coach Forman and the Yugar's faithful fans can look forward 
to a promising season next year, however. Four of this year's start- 
ers, Dave Hershkovits, George Silberman, Mike Reinhard and Ber- 
nie Weiner, are juniors, and there is an excellent crop of sopho- 
mores on the bench. 

Captains Paul Nussbaum, Harold Bretstein, and David 

Coach Irving Forman 

Managers, Standing: Theodore Lauer, Harold 
Gellis, Alex Ragen. Seated: Marc Goldberg, 
Joseph Grunwald. 

Lefl to Righl, Back Row: Jonas Lew, Joe Reinhold, Ari Sommer, Alan 
Bigel, Harold Bretslein, George Silberman. Middle Row: David Hershkovits, 
Norman Benzon, Gary Waltuch, Bernie Weiner, Michael Reinhard. Sealed: 
Aaron Weinberg, Edward Martin, Sam Borger, Israel Jacobowitz. 













70 Alumni 


44 Flatbush 


35 RJJ 


64 Elizabeth 


47 Flatbush 


41 Ramaz 


49 Colby 


64 Elizabeth 


52 MTA 


36 MTA 


80 MTJ 


69 RJJ 


39 Flatbush 


52 Ramaz 


5* Hili 


36 MTA 


36 Hill 


36 Hili 






IN PROVIDING a training and testing ground for future Varsity 
basketball stars, the Junior Varsity serves a significant purpose. 
This year the Junior Yugars enjoyed a fairly successful season. 
Coached by Elliot Aaron, they compiled a 5-3 record. 

Coach Aaron emphasized fundamental basketball and main- 
tained strict discipline at his practices, and the team demonstrated 
good team play and coordination. 

Outstanding on the team were sophomore Captain Michael 
Friend and freshman Mark Honigman. 

LcU 1,1 Right, Buck Row: William Schecter. William 
Cybuch, Mark Hoenigman, Jack Lebewohl, Gad Schwartz, 
Captain Michael Friend. Seated: Aaron Kershenbaum, 
Hymie Goldstaff, Cary Sprung, Joel Freidman, Sheldon 

Left to Rif>ht. Co-Captain Alan Bigel, Coach 
Harvey Gralla. Captain Thomas Bloom. 

Left !o Right. Standing: Stuart Feinberg, 
Nathan Shapiro. Marvin Monheit. Nathan 
Presser. Melvin Feinberg, Harvey Sparer. 
Jay Grunfeld. Seated: Steven Weinslock. 
Co-Capt. Alan Bigel, Capt. Thomas Bloom. 
Louis Weiss, 

HE YUHSB Aquamen captured first place in the I.Y. league this 
year for the fifth consecutive time. Coached by an ex-Aquaman, 
Harvey Gralla, the team w/as sparked to its 6-1-1 record by Captain 
Thomas Bloom, who w/as undefeated in both the two-lap backstroke 
and medley events in ail but one meet. 

Co-captain Alan Bigel proved to be another strong man on 
the team, which tied for first place with Flatbush, and emerged 
victorious in a playoff for the championship. 

With the exception of Captain Bloom, the entire team, man- 
aged by J. Grunfeld, is composed of juniors and sophomores, and 
it stands a strong chance of bettering its performance next year. 




Lcit In Rii,ht Siiiulin MoshtSoWilm Se\nioiir Sh ip- 
iro Harvey Novatk Harvey Bahich Morton Elbirt. 
Philip Kerstem. Suited. Mari. Singer, Captain Sam 
Borger, Co-Captain Edward Martin, Charles Kaner, 
Harvey Sparer. 

" LARGE number of so-called minor sports, with large follow- 
ings, able participants, and winning records, abound in YUHSB. 

In its second year as an I.Y. sponsored sport, the Soccer Team 
placed first with a 4-1 record. Captained by Alex Hornstein and 
Joseph Beatus, the team was lent experience by a troupe of Israeli- 
born players. 

The Handball Team, undefeated in first place, owes its success 
to the unbeaten doubles teams of Capt. Sam Borger and Seymour 
Shapiro; Capt. Ed Martin and Henry Shimansky; and Philip Kerstein 
and Harvey Sparer. 

One of the most popular of the minor sports is Bowling. Our 
team, another first-place trophy winner, with a 7-1 record, is cap- 
tained by Sam Borger, while Harvey Sparer and Stuart Rosen are 
co-captains. Amassing colossal team records, the squad is led by 
Sparer, Scop and Borger in averages. 

The YUHSB Softball Team, favored to win the championship 
this year, is captained by Alan Scop. A fine rotating battery, con- 
sisting of Scop and Ed Martin, and sluggers Harvey Sparer and Co- 
Captain Eli Garber contribute greatly to the team's victories. 

The Cindermen, our Track Team, have compiled high scores 
and a winning record despite an expanded program of events 
that included for the first time, the shotput. Captain Alan Scop and 
Morris Berger score consistently in broad jump and high jump, 
respectively, while Co-Captains Rubin Englard and Moshe Sokolow 
pick up valuable points in the 70 and 100 yard dashes. The half- 
mile relay team — Mike Ravetch, Berger, Englard and Scop — has 
been clocked at 1 :40.4. 

Rounding out the array of squads is the Tennis Team, new to 
I.Y. competition. Already, however, it has displayed its winning 
form with Captain Marc Singer unbeaten in singles, and Robert 
Naimark and Burton Rabinowitz forming a very strong and coordi- 
nated doubles team. 


n n «^ q « m 

Left to Right, Back Row: Zev Wilon, Aaron Kershen- 
baum, George Jonisch, Marvin Leibowitz, Harvey Sparer, 
Morris Berger. Middle Row: Chaim Felier, Michael Rein- 
hard, Harold Gellis, Eli Garber, Robert Naimark, Neil 
Nekrich, Manager Arthur Levenglick. Seated: Captains 
Rubin Englard, Alan Scop, Moshe Sokolow. 


Captain Harvey Sparer. 

Left to Right. Standing: Eli Spitz, 
Philip Kerstein, Marvin Leibowitz. 
Seated: Morton Elbirt, Marc Singer. 
Alan Scop, Harvey Novack, Charles 


Left to Right. Stanci/ng: Joseph Hersh- 
kowitz, Eli Spitz, Gad Schwartz, Ari 
Sommer, Zvi Ostrinsky, Sam Leicht- 
berg, Rubin Englard. Seated: Gabor 
Schonfeld, Zev Friedman, Joseph 
Rosenfeld, Eli Komm, Manager Ira 
Friedman. Kneeling: Captain.i Alex 
Hornstein, Joseph Beatus. 

Captain Sam Borger. 



Left to Right: Manager Isaac 
Tuchman. Reuben Leibowitz. 
Chaim Feller, Michael 
Friend, Robert Naimark, 
Burton Rabinowitz. Harvcv 
Novack, Hymie Goldslaff. 
Manager George Jonisch. 
Kneeling: Captain Marc 

Left to Right. Top Row: Harold Bretstein, 
Bruce Feder. Seymour Shapiro, Sam Goldman. 
Leo Brandstatter. Sam Schacher, Martin Gold. 
Middle Row: Sam Borger. Henry Shimansky. 
Captain Alan Scop. Co-Captain Eli Garber, 
Harold Gellis. Kneeling: Moses Rosengarten. 
Isaac Gotlleib. Morris Berger. Irving Wisenfeld, 
Harvey Sparer. 

Spring Term Athletic Manager Marc Singer. 
Fall Term Athletic Manager Seymour Shapiro. 

Intramural athletics, forming a vital part of the school's 
extra-curricular activities, gives the average student an opportunity 
to display his athletic abilities in team competition. Basketball in- 
tramurals form the core of the contests, drawing the students' in- 
terests. This year saw the innovation of stickball intramurals, which 
added to the already popular foul-shooting, ping-pong and bowling 
events, formed a well-rounded athletic program. In conjunction 
with the late President Kennedy's physical fitness program. Class 
7C was victorious in the fall term's basketball competition, while 
class 5A copped the school's first stickball championship. 






• • 

.I«.I«^»J.»J.^.I,»I,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^, 


In an age when all seems so volatile, so ephemeral, when a 
Cuban Crisis or a Berlin Crisis renders all man's endeavors subject 
to a sudden and violent end, the young thinker seeks something 
permanent, something not subject to end. 

He soon rejects his material possessions for their inconstancy. 
Life has taught him this. 

Perhaps reason will satisfy the need for the eternal. But has 
not confidence in the sole right of man's mind brought him to im- 
minent disaster? 

Wherein lies this perpetual positivity? What shall not pass or 
perish? Perhaps it will be man's will to live, his faith in life, his un- 
dying spirit. 

— Gary Schiff 
Jacob Brettholz 

Eagle of greatness is he. 

Born to grandeur 

but destined for greatness. 

Eagle is serene and noble 
but never proud. 
never grandeur. 

Swift was Eagle's ascent 'top the white-domed crest. 

Beside him perched was his Peacock, 

the admiration of the creatures, 

the harmony to the grand symphonic sense. 

Splendid the domain of Eagle. 

He watches with piercing eye, 

and pensive soul. 

The creatures rest on Eagle's wings 

like his fledglings the pair, 

but ah his freedom, 

hark his resounding call, 

view and again witness that soaring, 

soaring o'er all, 


never majesty. 

Black the day the hunter punctured the Paradise. 
Eagle his target. 
Eagle has fallen. 

Recall upon whose wings stood the creatures 

and the fledglings. 

Recall the now matted plumage of Peacock. 

Recall that majestic soaring, 

that sight, 

that sense. 

Golden Eagle has returned 
to the silver piece. 

— Gary Schifi 

anticipation . 


"But I am afraid to step outside tomorrow. This is my last night 
fettered and let me enjoy it and forget about tomorrow." 

"What is there about tomorrow that you fear so, that you want 
to live today forever?" 

"Tomorrow I leave school to take a job alone. I never thought 
about it before. I never knew how it would be, alone, with no one 
to oversee, no one to bring problems to. I don't want to stoop for 
or step on people to climb ladders. I was never worried about it, 
but suddenly, here tonight, I feel alone." 

"Have you no friends?" 

"Only where I come from; None where I'm going."';; 

"Surely they will not desert you." 

"They will, as surely as I would desert them. There once was 
enough for all. I could have had without taking. But now everything 
I get will have been taken from someone who will fight as hard to 
keep it as I will to take it." 

"So you are afraid." 


"But you whimper. You dread the fight you have given your- 
self. You want to die now and never reach tomorrow. You never 
had to fight before and you realize that the real fight will start to- 
morrow, and you back away from it." 

"No! I am not afraid! I do not whimper!" 

"You are afraid to be alone. You are afraid you will be stepped 
on — !" 

"Yes! Yes! I am afraid. I'm afraid when I start stepping I won't 
know how to step. When I start climbing I won't know how to climb. 
And I'll be stepped on and I will fall, fall. . . ." 

"If you are afraid to fight you will never fall. For you never rise 
to fall nor step to be stepped on." 

"I must go on, must I not?" 

"You must." i ,;., 

"I wish I had no need to." ,ip 

((/■ — Alex Ragen 

I:- " 


It began to secrete fluid, and a milky whiteness of viscous 
strands slowly floated around its body. Its fuzzy vegetable green- 
ness whitened, and as it trembled, passing into semiconscious- 
ness, a tubular form solidified and glowed opalescent against the 
leSfy background. 

It could feel, in the hazy dimness, liquids coursing through its 
body, milkily drifting around him in the sweet, cloying never-never- 
land of sugary darkness, feeding and changing the placid body. 

Time passed — ages, it seemed, — as the thing, softly encased 
in a womb-liice limbo, grew and metamorphosed. Its chalky case- 
ment stood in stark relief against the leaves — now white against 
green, now dim grey on red and orange and brown. Its whiteness 
plastified, attaching to the thing's body, and the thread-limned, 
paper-thin flaps, took on the scarlet, brown, and golden hues of 
life, as living fluids throbbed in. 

Suddenly, it was time! 

Pounding, the fluids seemed ready to explode. The thing 
stirred and strained, then burst from its casement. 


Thought: bursting colors harsh, strident, annoying! 


It flapped wildly, searching solace from the storm of noise and 
brightness, the chaotic kaleidoscope of nature that whirled about 
it What!?. 

It fluttered its strange new appendages and set out in eternal, 
yet ephemeral, search for the quiet, dim, peaceful cocoon. 

— Michael Novick 


Darkness and void are the sole sensory perceptions. Ominous 
breezes of thought begin to fill the air. Fear of an unknown adven- 
ture streams through the murkiness. With a crash of thunder a 
luminous streak is seen hurtling through the contrasting darkness. 
There is light. And it is good. Now in the warmth of the dawn of 
creation man's head emerges from the darkness of the womb into 
the glowing light of thought. 

— Arthur Kaye 

I S the Jewish religion of such nature that its faithful adherents must 
be enemies of culture and progress? Are the only alternatives 
either to abandon religion or to renounce all advancement along 
with all the noble gifts which refinement and education offer man- 

Although we declare that if our religion demanded that we dis- 
card what is called civilization we would obey unquestioningly, 
there is no such pressure being placed upon us. Judaism has never 
remained aloof from true progress. In every era its followers were 
fully abreast of contempory learning. However, secular subjects 
were always secondary to Torah, and the ways of the modern world 
subordinate to Torah living. Yet, those who have persevered have 
not been deprived culturally, even though they do not smoke their 
cigars on the Sabbath, even though thev do not seek the pleasures 
of the table forbidden by the Torah, even though they do not dese- 
crate the festivals for the sake of profit or enjoyment. 

So, indeed, we are not a narrow-minded people, closed to sci- 
entific theory or the enlightenment of human thought. Nor do we 
wish to evade the complexities of twentieth century development. 
Conversely, we drive directly into the center of conflict, always 
searching for the answer, always seeking a solution. One thought, 
however, remains paramount in our minds: the Alm-ghty is above 
us. We must fear him. We must observe his commandments. We 
must follow the precepts of Judaism. 

But what is this Judaism that we so frequently refer to? Is it 
a religion? A nationality? 

Judaism as it has come down to us from our forefathers is the 
gift and the word of G-d, an ineffable sanctuary that cannot be sub- 
jected to human judgment. It is the ideal given by the Creator to 
all the generations of the House of Jacob, never yet attained but 
always to be striven for. It is the great edifice for which all Jews 
and Jewesses are born to live and die, at all times, in every situa- 
tion. Comparisons are futile. Judaism is not a religion; the syna- 
gogue is not a church; the rabbi is not a minister. To be a Jew is 
not merely a part time job. It is the sum total of all human endeavor. 
To be a Jew in the synagogue and the kitchen, in the office and in 
the factory, as father and as mother, as servant and as master, 
with one's feelings and one's thoughts, in word and in deed, in joy 
and in sorrow is to like. An entire life supported by the Divine idea 
and brought to fulfillment according to the Divine will. 

It is foolish, therefore, to believe that it is the mere wording of 
a prayer, the notes of a synagogue melody, or the order of a special 
service which creates Jewishness. It is, rather, the measure of 
understanding and belief — faith, that characterizes true Judaism 
and brings about a closer relationship between man and G-d. 


Thus, the Jew goes out into the world already armed with his 
faith. The stronger this weapon, the more universalist will his views 
and aspirations be; the more joyfully will he applaud whenever he 
sees truth, justice, peace and the enoblement of man prevail; the 
more joyfully will he devote himself to all true progress in civiliza- 
tion and culture, provided that he will not have to sacrifice his 
Judaism but will be able to augment it. He will ever desire prog- 
ress, but only in alliance with religion. He will not want to accom- 
plish anything that cannot be accomplished as a Jew. Any step 
which takes him away from his Judaism is not a step forward, is 
not progress. He exercises this self-control for above his material 
desires there stands G-d, and to Him and His Sefer does the Jew 
devote his life. 

It is the belief of the truly religious intellect that one's devo- 
tion to G-d will lead him to the ultimate perfection accompanied 
by the wealth of knowledge that civilization has uncovered. 

— Chaim Feller 

There is one factor in the human experience which is both 
abhorred and welcomed: Change. To that component of life, of 
infinity, all things — nnen and empires, galaxies and bacteria — must 
attribute their rise and demise. 

Throughout history, all of G-d's creations have been powerless 
in the face of shifts in nature. A shift in season kills a fly; a shift in 
the Earth destroys a man; a shift in the universe dooms a planet. 

But there is another kind of change, and man can contend 
with this. A shift in man's social environment, a change from one 
machine to a more productive one, from one set of values to an- 
other, from the reality of the past to that of the present — this is 
man's greatest enemy or greatest friend. 

Whether change is invigorating or debilitating, benevolent or 
malevolent, depends mainly on our attitude towards it. If a civiliza- 
tion exposes itself to the onslaughts of transition, if It looks upon 
new phenomena with an open mind, then that society will gain from 
the encounter and profit from its adversary. 

However, a civilization that attempts to isolate itself from the 
rest of the world — a civilization that dares to defy change-will be 
doomed by the inexorable force of stagnation. 

The greatest test for any civilization is whether it can meet 
the challenge of shifts in reality. 

—Harold Obstfeld 

I STUMBLED on a tin can and walked on past the empty lot. It 
had always seemed to me as if all the garbage in the world was 
dumped there. In one corner of the lot stood a small group of boys 
in tattered clothing. They were amusing themselves by pelting a 
dog with small pieces of trash. The dog was sickly looking. When 
a rock went sailing past its head it just yelped and went on relieving 
itself against an old mattress. 

I turned the corner. The roar of homemade scooters assaulted 
my ears. The scooters were made from fruit crates stolen from 
the back yard of a neighborhood fruit store. Each one seemed to 
be an advertisement for various brands of soda. The boys tried to 
outdo each other, by seeing who could get the largest amount of 
bottle caps banged into his scooter. 

Upon entering the building, the odors of various foods, which 
wafted out from behind the apartment doors, assailed my nostrils. 
Each odor was distinctly discernible. I detected the strong odor of 
garlic and of olive oil. There were many gentiles living in the build- 
ing now. I walked to the end of the hall and mounted the dimly-lit 
staircase. The taps on my shoes battered the steel stairs merci- 
lessly. When it was dark enough, you could see the sparks fly. 
Partly from memory, and partly from habit, I ceremoniously avoided 
a spot on the second floor landing, where as a child I had once 
landed from a flight above. 

At the third floor I turned down the hall, to the apartment where 
I used to live. The hall, which once seemed a dark forbidding 
cavern, now impressed me as just another dim corridor. I reached 
the apartment door. It was painted brown and was decorated by 
the remains of an "I Gave" sticker. The cry of a baby came from 
inside the apartment. I decided not to go in. 

As I left the building, a satisfied but melancholic feeling came 
over me. 

The memories were returning. 

— Joseph Newman 



A YOUNG KID just walked in here one day. You know the kind of 
kid I mean? Real big round cheeks that were rosy and all. He had 
blue eyes and you could see he was scared. I don't mean the 
scared kind o' scared. It's like when the only guy you know at a 
party just ups an' leaves. That's what he looked like. Well of all 
these other kids standin' around, this kid, even though he's the 
greenest, just looks like the nicest. Like the type that could do you 
a favor, without you feeling like you're bein' licked. You know what 
I mean. 

Well I lose track o' this kid for while and I don't get to see 
him for just over a year. He looks a hell of a lot taller and much 
skinnier. Those cheeks are still rosy and all, but they just don't 
look that pinchable. He don't look that scared no more. He's a 
little louder now. You know what I mean? You could see that all 
these punks around him look up to him, but if you look close he's 
not the type to be the out an' out leader. Still too green I guess. 
There's one punk there, a real phony tryin' to be the leader, like 
on purpose, but he ain't kiddin' nobody but himself. 

Well next time me and him meet this kid, he's what they call a 
senior. You can tell that he knows where he's at and just what he's 
doin' there too. Those cheeks turned into straight cheek bones 
and now he's got a face that's hard and looks like it's carved out a' 
wood. He's the leader, awright, everybody knows it. It's just that 
everybody likes it. He's still that nice kinda guy I told ya' about 
before, except now hardly none o' the guys ask him for favors. 
He's too big a man. The reason he's so big is that he don't know it. 

He's the kinda' guy what will join the Marines the day a war 
breaks out. Too bad, but I think he's the kinda' guy that would 
rescue some jerk he don't even know and "who ain't worth it even if 
he did know him. He'd die, an' the guy that ain't worth nothin' would 
live. But he's the kinda' guy who'd do it 'cause it's right. You know 
what I mean. 

— George Jonisch 






HE SKY was overcast and the sun was still behind an enormous 
stretch of cloud. Microscopic particles of radioactive debris drifted 
casually down. The weather was typical for an April day, but the 
nearby landscape, if the vicinity could still be called that, seemed 
out of place here, a bare two miles from downtown New York. 

As far as the eye could see there was nothing save deso- 
lation and an ever-present sense of destruction. Large structures 
were either lopsided or had been toppled by the titanic force of 
the shock wave. Occasionally, one or two structures were standing 
erect as if in defiance, but there could be no defiance. 

Scattered throughout the wreckage were a handful of heavy, 
shielded doors to concrete bunkers which had withstood the tre- 
mendous heat and blast wave of the nuclear explosion. The human 
inhabitants of the shelters were now quietly preparing for a night 
in their homes. 

Many of the lucky few would die from radiation sickness, 
others would pass through a period of fever and nausea and re- 
cover. Some of the foolish ones had left their air valves open dur- 
ing the initial blast. The superheated air had entered, making a 
living hell out of their concrete and steel coffins. 

One of the shelters had a small, previously concealed opening 
adjacent to the door. The automatic rifle still protruded out of its 
secret hiding place, snarling menacingly at the bullet ridden bodies 
of some neighbors. The owner still had his finger wound around 
the trigger, the smirk still on his scorched face, a monument to the 
hospitality of man to his brothers. 

— David Kaufman 



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